Natural Orders, Cultural Orderings: Classification & its Problems

March 21, 2002


Paul Griffiths (History and Philosophy of Science, U of Pittsburgh: 
“Emotions as Natural and Normative Kinds”; 
Respondent: Robert Brandon (Philosophy, Duke) 

Susan Leigh Star (Communication, U of California, San Diego: 
“Severe Chronic Pain as a Lived Residual Category”; Respondent: Judith Farquhar (Anthropology, UNC-CH) 

Harriet Ritvo (History, MIT):  “Ordering Creation, Or Maybe Not: Varieties of Victorian Taxonomy”; 
Respondent: Priscilla Wald (English, Duke) 

Geoffrey C. Bowker (Communication, U of California, San Diego): “Classification and Process: The Case of Biodiversity"; 
Respondent:  Brian Cantwell Smith (Philosophy and Computer Science, Duke)

Co-Sponsors:  the Department of Philosophy and the Center for Reflection on Science and Technology

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