Centre Alexandre Koyré - CAK

The Centre Alexandre Koyré - CAK/Alexandre Koyré Center, takes a philosophical and sociological perspective in its focus on the social and cultural history of science, knowledge, and technology. The research carried out by the Center embraces a broad swathe of topics.

CAK researchers produce work on historical periods from Antiquity to the present day. They may take a cultural or geographic approach and analyses vary from the local to the global.

 

Objects of research range from: `

  • Humanities and Social Sciences to Naturalism;
  • the politics of scientific technology and innovation to the circulation of knowledge;
  • visual cultures in science to the historical development and evolution of the scientific disciplines;
  • the study of the body and human beings;
  • the history and historiography of the sciences.

Events

Dédoublement. A historical and historiographical figure in the history of the human sciences

Friday 27 September 2019

Dédoublement. A historical and historiographical figure in the history of the human sciences A workshop in honour of Jacqueline Carroy In this workshop, we investigate what the figure of dédoublement has meant for the history of psychology and the history of the human sciences more broadly. Dédoublement is perhaps best understood as a mixture of...

What is Earth system science?

Monday 8 October 2018

Organization : Hélène Guillemot (CNRS, CAK) and Sébastien Dutreuil (CNRS, CGGG). ► The workshop will be held in French and English ► Free entrance, no registration required Over the recent years, the authority of “Earth system science” (ESS) has been frequently called upon in debates dealing with major global environmental issues – e.g. emerging concepts...