Science as a FACTory? Looking at Science Eye to Eye, not from above the Facts

October 4–6, 2018, University of Vienna, Austria

The dichotomy between facts and values, and, relatedly, that between objectivity and subjectivity, has a long track-record in the history of thought. The traditional view, which is still dominant in popular culture but also in parts of the academic community, is that science occupies a privileged status as society’s “fact-factory.” In this workshop we bring together a variety of different perspectives – historical, philosophical and scientific – to discuss whether this value-free ideal of science holds up to closer analysis of the scientific practices.

Oct 4, 17:00                     Keynote Lecture by Sabina Leonelli, University of Exeter:

Investigating Science through Involvement

Oct 5, 09:30-17:30         Is the Fact/Value Dichotomy a Thought-stopper?

Historical Perspectives on the Fact/Value Distinction

Oct 6, 09:30-17:30         Scientific Pluralism – The Pros and Cons of Alternative Facts

Images Beyond Scientific Evidence

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Posted: July 12, 2018