Perspectives on Science seminar: Mary S. Morgan 3.10.

In the next Perspectives on Science seminar, Mary S. Morgan (London School of Economics) will give a talk on “Narrative: A General Purpose Technology for Science”. The seminar takes place online via Zoom from 14:15 to 15:45 on the 3rd of October. To join the seminar, please contact jessica.north@helsinki.fi for the Zoom invitation. Perspectives on … Continue reading Perspectives on Science seminar: Mary S. Morgan 3.10.

Perspectives on Science seminar: Adrian Blau 19.9.

In the first Perspectives on Science seminar of autumn 2022, Adrian Blau (King's College London) will give a talk on "The Logic of Inference of Thought Experiments in Moral and Political Philosophy: Scientific Parallels". The seminar takes place in hybrid format, both in person at Metsätalo (University of Helsinki) and online via Zoom from 14:15 … Continue reading Perspectives on Science seminar: Adrian Blau 19.9.

Perspectives on Science seminar: Autumn 2022

The seminar program for autumn 2022 is here, with international experts giving talks on their recent research as well as upcoming and published papers. This semester the seminar will be organised in hybrid format, with the possibility of in-person meetings as well as keeping the option to join via Zoom.The seminar runs on a bi-weekly … Continue reading Perspectives on Science seminar: Autumn 2022

Science vs. non-science! Why the demarcation problem is still relevant and what we can do about it

What separates science from pseudoscience? In this post, Carlo Martini takes a fresh look at the familiar but largely forgotten problem of demarcation. He argues that demarcation is still a relevant problem, as scientific misinformation continues to plague public debates on topics such as global warming, vaccines, and more recently, the COVID-19 pandemic. Written by Carlo Martini … Continue reading Science vs. non-science! Why the demarcation problem is still relevant and what we can do about it

Institutional knowledge

Under what circumstances can we correctly attribute knowledge to an institution? The question is interesting not only because it can assist us in attributing responsibility, but also because it can illuminate what information structures and lines of communication should look like in institutions. This post by Säde Hormio is based on her forthcoming article “Institutional knowledge and … Continue reading Institutional knowledge