The Disciplines Series: Evaluation, Value, and Evidence

Lorraine Daston on “Rules Rule: From Enlightenment Reason to Cold War Rationality”

Monday, November 12, 2012  6:15pm The Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room


Free and open to the public

No registration required

First come, first seated

Photo ID required for entry

Lorranie Daston will chart the rise of the algorithm as the backbone of rationality in post-World War II America, in contrast to earlier concepts of both reason and rules.

This talk is made possible through the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


  • Featured Speaker

    Lorraine Daston


    Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

  • Chair

    Deborah Coen

    Professor of History and Chair of History of Science and Medicine

    Yale University


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