PSA2016: The 25th Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association

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Values, Risk, and Scientific Practice (Sponsored by the Society of Philosophy of Science in Practice)

Thursday, 3 November 2016
10:45 - 12:15

Piedmont 7 (12th Floor)

Chair: Rachel Ankeny, University of Adelaide

The papers draw upon approaches from the philosophy of scientific practice to examine how various types of risk arise in multiple science and policy contexts, including studies of gender disparities in STEM faculty and the design of clinical trials. The papers also address an important range of theoretical questions, such as how to address risks when it is difficult to identify the consequences of one’s methodological decisions, whether inductive risk is just one example of a broader category of “epistemic risks,” and the relationship between the concept of inductive risk and other ways in which values influence science.


Measuring Inequality: The Role of Values and Inductive Risk
Robin Andreasen, University of Delaware,
Heather Doty, University of Delaware,
Inductive Risk and the Role of Values in Clinical Trials
Robyn Bluhm, Michigan State University,
The Geography of Epistemic Risk
Justin Biddle, Georgia Institute of Technology,
Rebecca Kukla, Georgetown University,

 

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