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The Sociality of Science

Special Lecture by Helen Longino, Stanford University

15.07.2021 at 18:00 

We are happy to announce that Helen Longino, Clarence Irving Lewis Professor of Philosophy at Stanford University, will be giving a special public lecture at LMU (over Zoom) this Thursday, 15 July 2021, at 6pm on THE SOCIALITY OF SCIENCE: NOT JUST AN ACADEMIC QUESTION.

The talk will discuss social aspects of scientific inquiry and applications on research on climate change and human behaviour, based, among others, on Professor Longino's inventive and pivotal contributions to the philosophy of science. A full abstract can be found below.

We very much welcome students and researchers of any background and at any university to attend this lecture. You are warmly invited to join the talk and following discussion on Thursday, 15 July 2021, at 6pm (s.t.) by registering here:

https://lmu-munich.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUtduGrrTMqHtTdooixI7W3lc9wUi1sgUgI

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Best wishes from Fachschaft Philosophie!

HELEN LONGINO
THE SOCIALITY OF SCIENCE: NOT JUST AN ACADEMIC QUESTION

ABSTRACT: This talk explores two approaches to the sociality of science: one that treats social aspects of inquiry as contingent factors and critical contextual empiricism that treats certain social aspects of inquiry as constitutive of inquiry. The relevant epistemological details are spelled out and the different implications for addressing the public uptake of controversial areas of inquiry, such as climate research and research on social behavior.