Goethe’s scientific method presents us with a way to really engage with phenomena in the world, outside of our everyday preconceptions and usual theoretical frameworks. In some senses Goethe’s path was the one not taken by 19th – 20th century science and yet it is a path that we have found our way back to through phenomenology and the desire for a more heartfelt and embodied engagement of ourselves and the world.
Isis’ talk and workshop will give the participants the opportunity to feel their way into Goethean science through the realm of the plant. Using the plants found in the Pari environment, the group will try to connect to their being and discover what Goethe meant by science as “delicate empiricism”. In discussion participants could see if this is an approach that could help with the challenges of our current century.