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Ian Hacking’s Holberg Prize symposium

In 2009 Norway’s Holberg International Memorial Prize was awarded to Ian Hacking.  Given each year for “outstanding scholarly work in the fields of the arts and humanities, social sciences, law and theology,” the Holberg Prize has been awarded to scholars like Julia Kristeva, Jürgen Habermas, and Frederic Jameson.  There’s a nice website with links to various works of Hacking’s, as well as an interview.  However, a particularly interesting page which was recently added consists of video and audio recordings from a symposium on Hacking’s work held in conjunction with the prize.  Here are the links to the individual recordings:

Social Construction of the Objective World
Professor Dagfinn Føllesdal, University of Stanford/Department of Philosophy, University of Oslo

From the Taming of Chance to the Rhetoric of Uncertainty
Bruna De Marchi, ISIG Institute of International Sociology of Gorizia (Gorizia, Italy)

Science and Society in the 21st Century: Ian Hacking as a Public Intellectual
Professor Merle Jacob, University of Oslo/Lund University


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Professor Ian Hacking, Holberg Prize laureate 2009, University of Toronto, College de France

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