Reimagining trust in science panel (19 Aug), feat Fiona Fidler

Recent crises have prompted discussion on ‘Trust in Science’. This raises the question: is science the kind of thing that can be trusted?

Is ‘Trust in Science’ the same thing as trusting individual scientists or research organisations, or is it something else? How do we maintain ‘Trust in Science’ while holding a reasonable level of uncertainty about individual research results?

An understanding of ‘Trust in Science’ needs to incorporate the emotional and political engagements revealed y public attitudes, the contested nature of professional identity and authority in contemporary society, and recent work on the ‘replication crisis’. This History and Philosophy of Science seminar will discuss recent work on the philosophy of trust in science.

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