SOPhiA 2022

Salzburgiense Concilium Omnibus Philosophis Analyticis

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Programm - Vortrag

Conventions in Science: conceptual, epistemic and ethical
(Workshop 1, )

This workshop addresses the nature and roles of conventions in science. As a form of collective inquiry, scientists are frequently bound by communal rules and standards - what we might call 'conventions' - that prescribe how to conduct research: from statistical hypothesis testing to the proper storage of lab samples and the visualization of data. Despite the ubiquity and centrality of conventions in science, we thus far lack a thourough understanding of them. What exactly are conventions in science? What epistemic function do they serve? What gives conventions their normative force? And, under what conditions, if any, may researchers properly violate conventions? This workshop aims to explore such questions from a range of philosophical perspectives.

Keynote speaker:

- Professor Quill R Kukla (Georgetown University), title: tba

Graduate student speakers:

- Shivani Aggarwal (University of Cambridge): "Epistemic Protectionism and Conventions in the Pharmaceutical Sciences"

- Gerald Teng (Tufts University): "Transcendental realism and the new metaphysics of physical quantities"

- Miguel Ohnesorge (University of Cambridge): "The Limits of Conventional Justification: Inductive Risk and Industry Bias Beyond Conventionalism"

- Ilvie Prince (Leibniz Universität Hannover): "Contraception: a non-health-related medical task?"

Zeit: 16:00-19:30, 08. September 2022 (Donnerstag)
Ort: HS E.002

Ina Jängten
(Cambridge, UK)

Charlotte Zemmel
(Cambridge, UK)

Ahmad Elabbar
(Cambridge, UK)

Testability and Meaning deco