• 30 MAY 06
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    Evidence and Dissent in Science Workshop-London

    Evidence and Dissent in Science Workshop – June 19th and 20th, London School of Economics. Part of the Contingency and Dissent in Science Project (3 yr, AHRC funded).

    Contingency and Dissent in Science

    Today society is scrambling to figure out how to manage the uses and abuses of science to minimize harm and maximize public benefit. But we face dramatically opposed attitudes to science. On one hand, it is presumed that the correctness of what science teaches does not come into question. On the other, there is widespread dissent even within the scientific community about results, methods and consequences. This project on contingency and dissent in science aims to develop tools for the scrutiny of the correctness of methods and results in the natural and human sciences based on detailed case studies.
    This project is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

    For more information and tentative programme, see:
    http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/CPNSS/projects/ContingencyDissentInScience
    /CurrentActivities.htm

    Given the limited space for the workshop, it is advisable to register by emailing: ContingencyDissent@lse.ac.uk

    Speakers:

    Aristides Baltas, National Technological University of Athens, ‘On the
    Grammar of Pure Scientific Dissent’

    Heather Douglas, Univ of Tennessee, Knoxville, ‘Values, Uncertainty, and Dissent: A Rational Basis for Scientific Disagreement’

    Damien Fennell, LSE, ‘Evidence and Policy Evaluation – Some Lessons from Econometrics’

    Steve Fuller, Warwick, ‘Does Dissent in Science Differ From Dissent in Religion?’

    Jeremy Howick, LSE, ‘Defining a Role for Evidence ‘From Above’

    Justus Lentsch, Bielefeld, TBA

    Peter Lipton, Cambridge, ‘Testimony, Dissent and the Growth of Knowledge’

    Peter Weingart, Bielefeld, TBA

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