NIAS Wednesday Discussion: "A Dialogue and Interactive Session on The Subject and 'Subjective' Data: Revisiting Objectivity, Validity and Knowledge across Disciplines", Lecture Hall, NIAS, 0930 hrs

NIAS Wednesday Discussion

 

 

A Dialogue and Interactive Session on

The Subject and 'Subjective' Data: Revisiting Objectivity, Validity and Knowledge across Disciplines

                         

Speakers:

Carol UpadhyaProfessor, NIAS

Sundar SarukkaiProfessor, NIAS

Shivali TukdeoAssociate Professor, NIAS

Sangeetha MenonProfessor, NIAS

                                   

Moderator: Sangeetha Menon, Professor, School of Humanities, NIAS, prajnanata@gmail.com            

 

15th November, 2017, 9.30 am, Lecture Hall, NIAS

Abstract:  The mainstream thought inspired by the classical Baconian idea is that to include the subject in research frameworks is to hamper the "method" and "objectivity", and that to be "objective" is to be specific, accurate and "scientific". Is 'objectivity' that which contributes to numbers, references, and  statistical data? What constitutes facticity? What is "objectivity" from the point of view of phenomenology and philosophy of science? How does the subject and "the subjective data" become crucial factors and determinants in philosophy of psychology, and neuropsychiatric practice? What is the idea of "subjectivity", and the "subject", in anthropology with a focus on methodology? How do we understand the key participation of the researcher in ethnographic studies and feminist enquiry? This dialogue meeting will raise these and more questions to bring in the "subject vs object", and "subjectivity vs objectivity" debate into the forefront of discussions on research methodologies and creating valid knowledge.

All are cordially invited

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For further info, please contact Sangeetha Menon [prajnanata@gmail.com or smenon@nias.iisc.ernet.in] Coordinator of NIAS Wednesday Discussion Meetings.

 

 

 

Date: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017