Philosophical Bias, Expert Disagreement and Sustainability

Scientific controversy over sustainability is sometimes motivated by implicit assumptions of a philosophical nature. When this happens, experts might draw different conclusions even from the same data and evidence. Here, we look at how one can make our philosophical biases explicit and transparent, thereby transforming scientific controversy to constructive dialogue.

How to transform scientific controversies into constructive dialogue

Elena Rocca

Bridging the interdisciplinary gap: Unifying scientific thought processes

Valdi Ingthorsson 

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

Stephan Guttinger 

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

Fern Wickson 

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

Vanessa Triviño Alonso 

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

Andrew Eccles 

Social media and censorship – tensions over social sustainability

Fredrik Andersen 

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

Henrik Thoren 

Two narratives in the circular economics controversy

Roger Strand 


Causation in Science

If we want to find the best method for detecting and establishing causal relationships, we must first have some idea of what causation is. Scientific methods thus bring with them certain philosophical biases concerning the nature of causation.

Philosophy of causation, scientific models, and medicine

Rani Lill Anjum

Causation and scientific methods in medicine and beyond

Rani Lill Anjum


Philosophy of Science

Some lectures on philosophy in science.

Science by accident

Samantha Copeland

Science as religion

Elena Rocca

Can science dispose of free will?

Stephen Mumford


Research Ethics

Hva er forskningsetisk skjønn? Hva er etisk akseptabelt?

Webinar fra Forskningsetiske Komiteer med Hallvard Fossheim, Rani Anjum og Berge Solberg


Published 26. April 2021 - 9:58 - Updated 26. April 2021 - 10:58