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4:30 pm The variety of scientism and the limits of science, Massimo Pigliucci (CUNY) @ NYU, rm 110
The variety of scientism and the limits of science, Massimo Pigliucci (CUNY) @ NYU, rm 110
Feb 26 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Science is by far the most powerful approach to the investigation of the natural world ever devised. Still, it has limits, and there are many areas and questions where the scientific approach is ill suited, or at best provides only pertinent information rather than full answers. The denial of this modest attitude about science is called scientism, which declares science to be the only form of human knowledge and understanding, attempting to subsume everything else, including all the humanistic disciplines, into “science” very broadly (mis-)construed. In this talk, I argue that this is a mistake, and that it moreover has the potential to undermine public trust in science itself. There …

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5:30 pm Epistemology and Ethics Workshop @ Plaza View Room, 12th Floor
Epistemology and Ethics Workshop @ Plaza View Room, 12th Floor
Feb 26 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
AY 2018 – 19 Workshop Schedule September 25th – Avery Archer (GWU) October 16th – Daniel Singer (Penn) November 13th – Ariel Zylberman (SUNY Albany) February 26th – Vita Emery (Fordham) March 26th – Kathryn Tabb (Columbia) April 23rd – Carol Hay (UMass Lowell) The Epistemology and Ethics group is composed of faculty and graduate students at Fordham and other nearby universities. Papers are read in advance, so the majority of the time is devoted to questions and discussion. Location: Plaza View Room, 12th Floor, Lowenstein Bldg., 113 West 60th Street. If interested in attending, email dheney[at]fordham[dot]edu.