Replication Crisis?

May 28, 2019, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Forum for Philosophy

Old Theatre
Old Building, London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom

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  • British Society for the Philosophy of Science

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London School of Economics

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The hallmark of good science is often supposed to be experiments that produce the same results when repeated. But over the last number of years, scientists have replicated a number of established, high-profile experiments and produced different results. Does it point to serious flaws and biases in the sciences? Or it is evidence of the power of science to self-correct? And what can be done to make science more replicable? We explore whether the replication crisis undermines our trust in science.

Speakers
Alexander Bird
Professor of Philosophy, KCL

Laura Fortunato
Associate Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology, University of Oxford

Marcus Munafò
Professor of Biological Psychology, University of Bristol

Chair
Jonathan Birch
Fellow, Forum for Philosophy
Associate Professor of Philosophy, LSE

In association with the British Society for the Philosophy of Science

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