Dr. phil. habil. Alexander Reutlinger

August 28th, 2020 to January 31st, 2021

Affiliation: LMU Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München | Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy
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Research for a study about:

Trust in Science and Strategic Science Skepticism

Abstract of the Research Project:

- general criteria for epistemic trust in science to analyze and rebut strategic science skepticism (the project is based on different tools from social epistemology, formal epistemology, and philosophy of science)

- the role of science and expertise in liberal democracies (a project that brings together debates from epistemology and political philosophy)

- non-causal explanations and understanding in the sciences, mathematics and metaphysics (a project situated at the intersection of philosophy of science, philosophy of mathematics, and metaphysics).

Online Lecture: 17/11/2020

 

 

When Do Non-Epistemic Values Play an Epistemically Illegitimate Role in Science?

Date: 17/11/2020

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Plattform/Host: online CEU Central European University, Department of Philosophy

Access: https://events.ceu.edu/node/9633

If you would like to attend, please consult the events-page of CEU's philosophy department for further details.


Online Lecture: 26/11/2020

 

What's Epistemically Wrong with Strategic Science Skepticism?

 

Moderator: Iulian Toader

Date: 26/11/2020

Time: 15h00 - 17h00

Plattform: Moodle Collaborate | Talks in Philosophy of Science and Epistemology PSE

Access: https://eu.bbcollab.com/guest/c8cdeaacf66140a5994605d5fff5cf25

 

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Abstract:

Strategic science skepticism creates distrust in science. It works by contesting scientific knowledge claims in a public debate to promote the particular political and economic interests of individuals, groups or organizations. For instance, the fossil fuel industry and right-wing populists contest climate science publicly to promote the industry's economic interests and to prevent government regulations. In this talk, I will address the following question: what precisely is epistemically wrong with strategic science skepticism? I will defend an account of epistemic wrongness that draws on two sources from current epistemology of science: (1) theories of empirical confirmation and (2) social epistemology of agreement among scientists.


Online Lecture: 14/01/2021

 

Why Strategic Science Skeptics Are Not “Modern-Day Galileos”

Moderator: Iulian Toader

Date: 14/01/2021

Time: 15h00 - 17h00

Plattform: Moodle Collaborate | Talks in Philosophy of Science and Epistemology PSE

Access: https://eu.bbcollab.com/guest/c8cdeaacf66140a5994605d5fff5cf25