DATE & TIME
Thursday, March 17, 2005
Registration and Networking: 6:00pm
PARC-George E. Pake Auditorium
3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto, CA
Cost: $15 for pre-registered members of SDForum and Co-Hosting Organizations $25 for all others
At the door add $10 to member and non-member prices
Computer History Member Discount: Use Code CHM04
Call (650) 810-1898 for information.
ABSTRACT OF TALK
In regard to the role of cooperation and collective action in human enterprise, our level of knowledge is scarcely higher than knowledge about disease before the discovery of microorganisms. Descartes decreed that a “new method” was required to think about the physical world: from that new method of thinking, scientific method led to biology, biology created the knowledge that served as the foundation for medicine; before we can approach the solution to problems of conflict, cooperation, and governance ¬ the “medicine” for social ills ¬ we need fundamental knowledge ¬ the “biology” of collective action. But before an interdisciplinary understanding can emerge, a new way of thinking across disciplinary boundaries is required; it is that understanding we hope to catalyze.
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