IS THERE A FUTURE FOR RICHARD NEUTRA'S BIOREALISM?
From: 2017-11-17 To:2017-11-17
Modern & Contemporary Philosophy
Mind, Language & Action
Keynote speaker: RAYMOND RICHARD NEUTRA*
Discussants: SOFIA MIGUENS; PEDRO BORGES DE ARAÚJO
17 de novembro 2017 (sexta-feira) | 14h30
Sala do Departamento de Filosofia (Torre B - Piso 1)
Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto
Resumo: My father’s interest in phenomenology and neurosciences, his faith that evidence could supplement intuition in providing designed environments that would foster the flourishing of clients, led me into a career in environmental epidemiology. Evidence can tell us THAT something works, and many times that is sufficient to guide decisions even if we don’t have evidence WHY things work. Evidence can tell us what to avoid (much of my career generated that kind of evidence) but it also can be generative and suggest new possibilities. Are there lessons from the practice of individual medicine and public health that hint at the potentials and limitations of scientific evidence in the practice of environmental design?
*Raymond Richard Neutra (nota biográfica):
Registration is free and can be done in advance via the following link:
Online registration is required to ensure the availability of documentation and other workshop material.
Research Group Mind Language and Action Group (MLAG)
Instituto de Filosofia da Universidade do Porto - FIL/00502