Situation Analysis: Wittgenstein and Interactional Research for Social and Human Scientists - New NCRM Short Course 2022
|Categories (tags)||Ethnomethodology, Wittgenstein|
|Dates||2022/01/26 - 2022/02/02|
|Address||Online (UK time)|
|Final version due|
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Situation Analysis: Wittgenstein and Interactional Research for Social and Human Scientists - New NCRM Short Course 2022:
- Details: Online short course, 26th Jan 2022/2nd Feb 2022
- Delivered by: Dr Phil Hutchinson, Manchester Metropolitan University
Ludwig Wittgenstein is widely considered one of the greatest and most influential philosophers of the 20th century, who in his later work produced a distinctive and radical approach to philosophical analysis, which had far-reaching ramifications for research in the social and human sciences. What does Wittgenstein and Witgensteinian philosophy have to say to Science and Technology Studies in the early 21st century?
Wittgenstein’s impact on the social & human sciences can be divided into three, some of which (2 & 3) spawned distinctive research programmes:
1. Via reception of the work of the Wittgensteinian philosopher Peter Winch and his influential book The Idea of a Social Science and its Relation to Philosophy, published in the mid-20th Century.
2. The combining of Wittgensteinian insights with Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis (EMCA) beginning in the early 1970s, found in the writings of the ‘Manchester School’ of Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis, which included authors such as Wes Sharrock, Rod Watson and Bob Anderson, in addition to associated figures such as Mike Lynch (Cornell) and Jeff Coulter (Boston).
3. The combining of Wittgensteinian insights with Michael Billig’s Rhetorical Analysis, Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis to form Discursive Psychology, initiated by Derek Edwards, Johnathan Potter and Margaret Wetherell in the 1980s at Loughborough University and being developed by others in the decades that have followed.
Delivered by Dr Phil Hutchinson of MMU, this course, which will run on the consecutive Wednesday afternoons of the 26th Jan 2022 and 2nd Feb 2022, will revisit the philosophical sources that inform a Wittgensteinian approach to questions in the social and human sciences and explore these alongside the approach to interaction found in Ethnomethodology. Details on registration can be found here: https://www.ncrm.ac.uk/training/show.php?article=11675.