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Information about Daston's talk can be found on the STS website and below.
“Which Self? The Rationalities of Self-Interest from the Enlightenment to the Cold War”
March 30, 2015
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Room 182
Lorraine J. Daston, one of the world’s leading historians of science, is Executive Director of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin and Visiting Professor in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. Daston has held visiting or continuing appointments with institutions such as Harvard, Princeton, Brandeis, Göttingen, the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. She has also held fellowships in the Society of Fellows in the Humanities at Columbia, the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Stanford’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, the Zentrum für Interdisziplinäre Forschung in Bielefeld, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Institut des études avancées in Paris. In 2012, Daston was awarded the History of Science Society’s George Sarton Medal, a lifetime achievement award that is given annually to an outstanding historian of science from the international community.
Among Daston’s many publications are Classical Probability in the Enlightenment (Princeton UP, 1989), Wonders and the Order of Nature (Zone, 1998, with Katherine Park), Objectivity (Zone, 2007, with Peter Galison), and most recently (with many others), How Reason Almost Lost Its Mind: The Strange Career of Cold War Rationality (U Chicago P, 2013). Daston’s Straker Lecture will be drawn from her continuing work on the history of rationality.