Workshop | Journée d’études — History of Holistic Views and Organismic Metaphors in Ecology
Friday, June 22, 2018 | Vendredi 22 juin 2018
Institut d’Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques (IHPST)
Location | Lieu : Institut d’Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques (IHPST),13, rue du Four, 75006 Paris
Organized by | Organisé par : Antoine C. Dussault (CIRST/Collège Lionel-Groulx/IHPST), Sophia Rousseau-Mermans (Paris I-IHPST/U. Montréal-CIRST)
This workshop gathers historians and philosophers of ecology to discuss the history of holistic views and organicist metaphors in ecology.
Tentative questions | Questions directrices
- How do the notions of holism and organicism relate in proto-ecological and early ecological work?
- What is the influence of non-biological areas of thinking (e.g. sociology, ideology, naturphilosophie, geography) on the holistic and organismic views adopted by ecologists?
- How do holism and reductionism relate in the views of early ecologists and in those of the non-ecologists who have influenced them?
- How should Frederic Clements’s ecological organicism be situated with respect to other ecologists’ organismic views?
- What is the relationship between the kind of holism adopted in ecosystem ecology and Clements’s organicism?
- How do ecological metaphors such as that of the economy of nature or the balance of nature relate to organismic and holistic ecological views?
- What is the relationship between ecological and philosophical organicism?
Confirmed speakers | Conférencier.e.s Confirmé.e.s
- Julien Delord (Toulouse)
- Antoine C. Dussault (Montréal)
- Philippe Huneman (Paris)
- Kurt Jax (Leipzig)
- Thomas Potthast (Tübingen)
- Annette Voigt (Kassel, Klagenfurt)