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“I KNOW WHAT I KNOW”: THE CRISIS OF KNOWLEDGE IN THE RENAISSANCE

September 13 @ 5:30pm-7:00pm

$18

Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) is delighted to welcome back Dr. Mark Szuchman to talk about the crisis of knowledge. Over the last decades, we have witnessed the erosion of trust in the creators of knowledge together with growing resistance to new advances in research and interpretations across a wide span of disciplines ranging from the bench sciences to the cultural and social sciences. These developments raise questions about the nature of knowledge, specifically its internal creative processes and elicited responses. This presentation explores the historical development of knowledge and how it reflects the surrounding historical moments alongside the underlying cultural and political environments: how the knowledge “establishment” develops, and how it is toppled. We will concentrate on the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, a period in the West associated with what came to be known as the “crisis of knowledge.” In the process, we will have opportunities to reflect on our contemporary conditions. This talk will be available as an in-person event as well as an online presentation via Zoom. Registration is $18 per person and pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, please call our office at 802-867-0111 or visit greenmtnacademy.org.

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