SOPhiA 2022

Salzburgiense Concilium Omnibus Philosophis Analyticis

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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.

Time: 16:00-19:30, 08 September 2022 (Thursday)
Location: HS E.002

Ina Jängten  
(Cambridge, UK)

Charlotte Zemmel  
(Cambridge, UK)

Ahmad Elabbar 
(Cambridge, UK)

Testability and Meaning deco