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The Origins of Second Order Thinking

Projekter: ProjektForskning

  • Dietrich, Jan (Deltager)
  • Assmann, Jan (Deltager)
  • Cancik-Kirschbaum, Eva (Deltager)
  • Fink, Sebastian (Deltager)
  • Gericke, Jaco (Deltager)
  • El-Hawary, Amr (Deltager)
  • Hagen, Fredrik Norland (Deltager)
  • Jensen, Hans Jørgen Lundager (Deltager)
  • Johnson, Dru (Deltager)
  • von Lieven, Alexandra (Deltager)
  • Van De Mieroop, Marc (Deltager)
  • Wagner, Thomas (Deltager)
  • Wentzer, Thomas Schwarz (Deltager)
  • Columbia University in the City of New York
  • North West University
  • University of Heidelberg
  • Humboldt Universität Berlin
  • University of Helsinki
  • University of Bonn
  • Københavns Universitet
  • King's College New York City
  • Freie Universität Berlin
  • University of Wuppertal
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Many of our modern Western achievements build upon Second Order Thinking – a theoretical attitude that involves the ability to reflect on reflection, to think about thinking, to criticize and transcend the given, and to anticipate new realms by thinking ‘outside the box’. Until now, the state of the art has mainly argued for that this type of thinking started in ancient Greece, making ancient Greek philosophy the fountainhead of nowadays scientific thinking. The present project, however, aims to establish a novel network (THINK2-net) with new research partnerships to explore the potential of tracing the cultural origins of our modern mode of critical and scientific thinking even further back to the ancient Near Eastern “high cultures” of Israel, Mesopotamia, and Egypt. The network is funded by the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation.
Effektiv start/slut dato03/04/201729/12/2017

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