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Department of History and Philosophy of Science

 

We meet on Wednesdays at 11am in Seminar Room 1. Organised by Cristian Larroulet Philippi and Ahmad Elabbar.

Michaelmas Term 2022

Book: Pamuk, Zeynep. Politics and expertise: how to use science in a democratic society. Princeton University Press, 2021.

Week 1, 12 October
Chapter 1: Science on Trial [pp. 1–26]

Week 2, 19 October
Chapter 2: Significant Knowledge [pp. 27–62]

Week 3, 26 October
Chapter 3: The Paradox of Scientific Advice [pp. 63–97]

Week 4, 2 November
Chapter 4: A Proposal for a Science Court [pp. 98–132]

Week 5, 9 November
Chapter 5: Justifying Public Funding for Science [pp. 133–160]

Week 6, 16 November
Chapter 6: Dangerous Science and the Limits of Free Inquiry [pp. 161–184]

Week 7, 23 November
Chapter 7: A Political Theory for Uncertain Times [pp. 185–192]

Week 8, 30 November
Chapter 8: Epilogue: COVID-19 [pp. 193–211]