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Uncovering the Philosophical Biases of Scientific Controversies

  • Bli med når eksperter fra Universitetet i Oslo (UiO) og Norges miljø- og biovitenskapelige universitet (NMBU) setter selvberging, mattrygghet og bærekraftig kosthold på programmet.
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Virtual event 10-11 June 2020

The aim of this virtual mini-conference is to show how philosophical biases (basic implicit assumptions in science) can influence theory, models, methodological choices, evidence evaluation, predictions and interpretation of results, by looking at some real-life cases of scientific disagreements. The event is organised as part of an interdisciplinary training course - Interdisciplinarity and Expert Disagreement in Sustainability Research - designed to train professionals of tomorrow to tackle problems together rather than separated by different disciplines and academic cultures. The goal is to enable students to identify, understand and critically discuss some implicit, foundational and non-empirical sources of interdisciplinary disagreement and scientific controversies.

Mini-conference

INTRODUCTION LECTURES

Elena Rocca and Rani Lill Anjum: An attempt to transform scientific controversies into constructive dialogue

Svein Anders Noer Lie: Certainty, objectivity, values, facts: Some basic concerns about philosophical bias in science

Guido Caniglia: Research and society: keeping or bridging the gap?

SESSION A: SUSTAINABLE FOOD PRODUCTION AND FOOD SYSTEMS

Stephan Guttinger: ‘Frankenswine’, genome editing, and the question of sustainable pig farming

Milutin Stojanovic: Scientific language, ideals and assumptions: Sustainable agriculture seen through two incompatible scientific lenses

SESSION B: CLIMATE CHANGE AND ADAPTATION: CONSERVATION, GOVERNANCE, FITNESS

Fern Wickson: Saving the Unicorn of the Sea: Science, ethics and politics in the sustainable management of narwhal in east Greenland

Vanessa Trivinho Alonso: Philosophical bias and adaptation to climate change: ‘how fit is it, really’?

SESSION C: DIGITALISATION AND POLICY

Carla Susana A. Assuad: To be announced

Andrew Eccles: Sustainable care for an ageing population; interdisciplinary tensions around the role of remote care technologies

SESSION D: SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: MAKING RATIONAL DECISIONS

Henrik Thoren: What is the social cost of carbon? Philosophical tensions in integrated assessment modelling

Fredrik Andersen: Social media and censorship – tensions over social sustainability

Roger Strand: Two narratives in the circular economics controversy

 

Published 3. April 2020 - 12:06 - Updated 3. April 2020 - 12:17