Objectivity in Science

June 10, 2015 - June 12, 2015
Tilburg Center for Logic, General Ethics and Philosophy of Science (TiLPS), Tilburg University

Campus of Tilburg University

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  • Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP)
  • Sydney Centre for the Foundations of Science
  • Tilburg Center for Logic, General Ethics and Philosophy of Science (TiLPS)


Martin Kusch
University of Vienna
Stephanie Ruphy
Université Pierre Mendes-France (Grenoble II)
Marcel Weber
University of Geneva
James Woodward
University of Pittsburgh


Matteo Colombo
Tilburg University
Mark Colyvan
University of Sydney
Raoul Gervais
Tilburg University
Paul Griffiths
University of Sydney
Stephan Hartmann
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Jan Sprenger
Tilburg University

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The authority of science is closely tied its objectivity. Objectivity is widely perceived as an antidote to harmful bias in scientific research, and to an undesirable blending of scientific and political values. But what makes a scientific claim or a scientific inference objective? Can the ideal of objectivity be attained it all? And how worthwhile is it?

This conference encourages philosophers and scientists to present their research on objectivity in science. We aim at a plurality of perspectives and invite work from general philosophy of science as well as contributions that focus on a specific science, the science and values debate, or the role of objectivity at the interface of science and public policy.

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June 1, 2015, 7:00pm CET

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