The Transformation of Techne: The Founder Effect of Practice in Modern Science

Dr. Ahmet Selami Caliskan conducted a presentation named “The Transformation of Techne: The Founder Effect of Practice in Modern Science” as part of a series of meetings titled “Tezgahtakiler” (Those at the workbench) at the Center for the Study of Civilization. Drawing on his doctoral dissertation, Caliskan called attention to the fundamental role of the technical in scientific activity, arguing that it is not only a tool for achieving scientific knowledge, but also a foundational element of science.