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Department of History and Philosophy of Science

 

We meet on Wednesdays from 11am to 12noon. Organised by Ahmad Elabbar and Cristian Larroulet Philippi.

Lent Term 2024: Ethics of Scientific Advice

Part I: Scientific advice in the wild: A snapshot of recent STS

Week 2, 31 January, at Gonville and Caius, Senior Parlour
Palmer, J., Owens, S., & Doubleday, R. (2019). 'Perfecting the "Elevator Pitch"? Expert advice as locally-situated boundary work'. Science and Public Policy, 46(2), 244–253.

Week 3, 7 February, at Gonville and Caius, Senior Parlour
Lahn, B. (2021). 'Changing climate change: The carbon budget and the modifying-work of the IPCC'. Social Studies of Science, 51(1), 3–27.

Part II: Let them have credences!

Week 4, 14 February, at Gonville and Caius, Senior Parlour
Morgan, M.G. (2014). 'Use (and abuse) of expert elicitation in support of decision making for public policy'. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111(20), 7176–7184.

Optional background readings: to be summarised by the conveners:

Week 5, 21 February, at Seminar Room 1, HPS
Blessenohl, S., & Sarikaya, D. (2022). 'Science advice: making credences accurate'. Synthese, 200(2), 174.

Part III: Workshop on advisory ethics

Week 6, 28 February, at Seminar Room 1, HPS
Henrik Røed Sherling and Benjamin Chin-Yee: 'Clinical Communication: A Model for Scientific Advice?' [draft to be circulated]

Week 7, 6 March, at Seminar Room 1, HPS
Hannah Hilligardt: 'Science as Public Service' [draft to be circulated – guest joining via Zoom from Hannover]

Week 8, 13 March, at Seminar Room 1, HPS
A paper by Stephen John. Title TBD. [draft to be circulated]