Events

Lorraine Daston on “Rules Rule: From Enlightenment Reason to Cold War Rationality”

Past Series, The Disciplines Series, The Disciplines Series: Evaluation, Value, and Evidence

Notes
  • Free and open to the public
  • No registration necessary
  • First come, first seated
  • Photo ID required for entry

Lorranie Daston will chart the rise of the algorithm as the backbone of rationality in post-World War II America, in contrast to earlier concepts of both reason and rules.

This talk is made possible through the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Participants
  • Featured Speaker Lorraine Daston Director Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
  • Chair Deborah Coen Professor of History and Chair of History of Science and Medicine Yale University