Art & Science Interdisciplinary Theory Seminar

Bernd Kräftner
Fine Arts and Media Art, Art & Science
2017W, Seminar (SE), 2.0 semester hours, course number S00230


Controlled Irrationality

The seminar investigates the logic of modern scientific thought and traditional teachings generally referred to as mythological and mystical. These different domains of knowledge co-exist with each other, however, each presents itself as an all-encompassing truth. With the help of the philosopher and biophysicist Henri Atlan the seminar aims at exemplifying "the kind of rationality or controlled irrationality at work in such traditional thinking." (Atlan, 1986, 1993)

Examination Modalities

Exploring and representing projects in small groups; 80% attendance; active collaboration in form of research and presentations, reading the literature and preparation of introductory notes.


limited number of participants


03 October 2017, 13:00–13:30 Hohenstaufengasse 9 Seminarraum Floor

Course Enrolment

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Art & Science (Master): Art & Science Interdisciplinary Theory Seminar I-II - SE (6.0 ECTS)

co-registration: possible (6.0 ECTS)

Individual courses: possible (6.0 ECTS)