A mini-conference will be held at NMBU in June showing how many scientific controversies concerning sustainability come down to different philosophical biases adopted in the various disciplines as parts of scientific theory, methods, models and norms. The talks will fall into four thematic sessions: Sustainable food production and food systems; Climate change and adaption; Digitalisation and policy; Social responsibility and rational decision-making.
In June 2020, NMBU will offer a pilot course open to all Bachelor, Master and PhD students. The course title is ‘PHI300/PHI404 Interdisciplinarity and Expert Disagreement in Sustainability Research’, it is research-based and organised by the Centre for Applied Philosophy of Science.
CAPS has invited John-Arne Skolebekken, Professor at NTNU, Department of Public Health and Nursing Faculty of Medicine and Health Science to talk about risk, causality and risk communication. The seminar is open for all students and staff.
Join us for an interdisciplinary seminar about the nature of our cities and urban areas - as habitats for many species, including humans. The theme encompasses the challenges posed by climate change in an urban setting. How do we plan, predict and manage in this dynamic environment? What philosophies underpin the way we think about nature in cities?
Welcome to Philosophy Film Thursdays in the Tower building! We will be watching 7 films this semester with philosophical themes as part of PHI102. There will be a short introduction to help the audience get into the philosophical mind-set before watching the film. Bring your friends and colleagues and learn some philosophy through films. Free entry.
Join us for a discussion on bias in science, and specifically in the field of planning. Open seminar hosted by the Urban and Planning Philosophy research group. Friday 23 November, 13:00-15:00, Meeting Room 301, KA Building, NMBU Ås campus. All welcome.
Rani Lill Anjum and Elena Rocca's new paper, 'From ideal to real risk. Philosophy of causation meets risk analysis', discusses how risk assessment methodologies can be improved by rethinking the notion of causation.
We have seen a lot of interest in the CauseHealth approach and issues during these last years, especially among medical practitioners who see a need for a more person centered healthcare. Can this be useful also outside the clinic? Yes, according to senior medical advisor at the WHO Uppsala Monitoring Center for Drug Safety, Ralph Edwards.
CAPS presents is back with a new program. All meetings are held in the main library in the Tower building, on a Wednesday afternoon. There will be four meetings, including a seminar, a workshop, a book launch and a research training course for early career researchers. The events are open for all.
This conference brings together practitioners, guidelines networks and philosophers of science to address the general problem of how to put the tools of philosophy to use in improving the development and implementation of healthcare guidelines. Keynote speakers: Nancy Cartwright, Trish Greenhalgh, Mike Kelly and Brian Broom.
In a new article, 'How biological background assumptions influence scientific risk evaluation of stacked genetically modified plants', published in Life Sciences, Society and Policy, Elena Rocca and Fredrik Andersen show that, when evaluating health risks related to the use of genetically modified plants in agriculture, different ontological starting points play an essential role for the final risk evaluation.
The CAPS philosophers have developed a module that gives students a chance to reflect critically over the foundations of scientific methods, norms and practices. The course is taught in the June block.