Nature and Culture - an International Conference

Nature and Culture – an International Conference at McMaster University Held May 5th and 6th, 2016

Beyond the Juxtaposition of Nature and Culture

Lawrence Krader on Human Being, Society and Person:
Encounters with Pragmatism, Critical Theory, and Symbolic Interactionism
May 5th and 6th, 2016
McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario (Canada)

Co-sponsored by the Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies at the University of Erfurt (Germany)

The conference was held over two days, on May 5th and 6th on the campus of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and at the Workers Arts and Heritage Centre in Hamilton and brought together senior scholars from Canada, Germany and Mexico with junior colleagues and graduate students who presented papers on their work in the areas covered by Lawrence Krader’s major work, Noetics and related fields.

The main reference work for the background to the conference is: Lawrence Krader (2010). Noetics: The Science of Thinking and Knowing. (C. Levitt, ed.). Peter Lang: New York. Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Bern, Frankfurt, Berlin, Brussels, Vienna, Oxford.

Revised papers from this conference were published by Peter Lang Publishers, New York, under the title: Beyond the Juxtaposition of Nature and Culture: Lawrence Krader, Interdisciplinarity and the Concept of the Human Being (2018).

An intellectual biography of Krader and an overview of Noetics, are contained within the Preface and Introduction to that work, written by C. Levitt. Further information on Krader’s life and intellectual biography can be found in the preface and introductory essays in Beyond the Juxtaposition of Nature and Culture, cited above.