B. Structures of Knowledge
4. Forms of Representation and Epistemic Models
The specifically culturally open situation of the Enlightenment can be seen in particular in the profound modification of the prevailing orders of knowledge. This is discernible in the steadily growing multiplicity of interpretations of the world, as well as in the epistemic models that shaped and structured it. This research theme addresses the artistic, communicative, and discursive dimensions of this epistemological change.
5. Academic Culture and the Politics of Knowledge
The projects in the research field “Academic Culture and the Politics of Knoweldge” investigate the institutional conditions and practices of the production of knowledge. What factors organise the field of the production of ideas? What patterns of behaviour govern the politics of knowledge, and how are ideas and texts shaped by the practices, techniques and communication systems governing the development, processing, and distribution of knowledge?