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

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

dateNovember 12, 2012 timeMonday, 6:15pm EST location The Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room, Columbia University
  • 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.