Philip Kitcher: Truth and Science (public lecture)

The erosion of trust in the sciences raises three important questions.
1.Does scientific inquiry deserve the status it once enjoyed in democratic societies as a privileged source of truth?
2. What has happened to undermine its status in some areas of science and among some people?
3. If the turn against scientific authority is a mistake, what can be done to remedy it?

The lecturer will use the case of climate change (and climate inaction) to illustrate answers to the first two questions, and conclude with some brief reflections on the third.

Location: Marsilius-Kolleg der Universität Heidelberg (Im Neuenheimer Feld 130.1)
Date: October 2nd 2018, 6:15 pm

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