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Transformations of Knowledge

Within the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School, the group 'Transformations of Knowledge' concentrates on obtaining insight into the historic and media-associated dynamics of knowledge-related processes with a specific reference to their genesis and relevance. The focus is on the processes of the transformation of knowledge resources and formats.

Explored are various literary genres and academic disciplines, media and tradition carriers, as well as languages, discourses and practices; these can often be defined in terms of the perception and thematisation of uncertainty and ignorance, as it is these aspects in particular that can promote a creative tension. Thus, the discussion of the transformations of knowledge necessarily focuses on the classification and representation of knowledge in various media, disciplines, contexts of reception and epistemic practices. Of central relevance here are models such as those employed in phenomenology, philosophical anthropology, hermeneutics and the theory of history.