Program (Fall 2019)

History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Values

Graduate Conference Program 2019


Friday, November 8th, 2019 (Eck Visitors Center Auditorium)


Public Keynote: Kristen Intemann, Montana State University

“Understanding the Problem of “Hype”: Exaggeration, Values, and Trust in Science”


Saturday, November 9th, 2019 (E378 Corbett Family Hall)

9:00-10:30       Graduate Student Presentations Session 1

9:00-9:30 Victor Monnin, University of Strasbourg

“Debating the Practical Value of Paleontology, California 1860-1875: Journalists, Legislators, Miners, and Geologists”

9:30-10:00 Michael Pope, Boston College

“Trust the Process: Peirce on the Reliability and Self-Correction of Induction”

10:00-10:30 Char Brecevic, University of Notre Dame

“Imaginative Resistance in Scientific Disagreement”


10:30-11:00      Break



Joyce Havstad, Oakland University

“The Structure of Scientific Evolution”


12:00-1:00        Lunch



Clair Morrissey, Occidental College

“Good-Seeing: Insights from Ecological Field Research”



Q&A Panel: Engaging with Science

Joyce Havstad, Clair Morrissey, Emanuele Ratti


2:45-3:00         Break



Graduate Student Presentations Session 2

3:00-3:30 Rebecca Korf, University of California, Irvine

“Respecting Public Investment: Against Democratic Endorsement as a Criterion for Legitimate Value Influence in Science”

3:30-4:00 Jude Galbraith, University of Notre Dame

“Can Research in Emerging Technologies Be Made Subject to Democratic Values? The Problem of Pre-political Research”

4:00-4:30 Christian Ross, Arizona State University

“Conjuring Public Engagement: Scientific Expertise and Disputes in the Public Arena”


5:30-6:45         (Montgomery Auditorium, LaFortune Student Center)

Public Keynote: Inmaculada de Melo-Martín, Weill Cornell Medicine/Cornell University

“Reprogenetic Technologies, Philosophy, and the Public”