Science, Values and The Public

February 9, 2018 - February 10, 2018
Department of Philosophy, University of Michigan

Angell Hall 3222
435 State Street
Ann Arbor 48104
United States

This will be an accessible event, including organized related activities


  • Department of Philosophy
  • Rackham Interdisciplinary Workshops

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University of Waterloo
Yale University
Indiana University, Bloomington
University of Pennsylvania


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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"Science, Values, and the Public" aims to encourage discussion of he relationship between science and the lay public, and the normative values that bear on this relationship. This discussion will take place over the course of a two-day conference featuring four visiting speakers, as well as commentary by University of Michigan graduate students. Please register on our website. Registration is free.  

Heather Douglas (University of Waterloo) Scientific Experts and the Public: How to build trust in a complex world

Dan M. Kahan (Yale University) Science comprehension without curiosity is no virtue, and curiosity without comprehension no vice.

Elisabeth Lloyd (Indiana University, Bloomington) Climate Change Attribution: When Is It Appropriate to Add an Approach?

Quayshawn Spencer (University of Pennsylvania) A Race Theory for Medical Genetics  

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