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
Please visit our website for details and registration: http://www.univie.ac.at/dkworkshop2018/index.htm
Posted: July 12, 2018