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Event poster Tuesday, November 15, 2022

What We Can Learn About Error From the Renaissance

McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall 306

5:30 pm - Reception
6:00pm - Readings

Amanda Atkinson, Ph.D.

Abstract: Early Modern England is often perceived as a culture obsessed with correcting and eliminating error. But this talk explores how many Renaissance poets, scientists, and philosophers understood error as a process of wandering exploration. These authors embraced error – both its potential and real effects – as necessary for learning, creativity, and discovery.