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2013-2014 Institute Fellows Lectures

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"How to Defend Society Against Science, and Science Against Society"  Add To Calendar

Burkay T. Ozturk, Dissertation Fellow, Department of Philosophy
  • Date(s): Monday, 12/2 3:00 PM to Monday, 12/2 5:00 PM
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Burkay T. Ozturk, Dissertation Fellow, Department of Philosophy
presents

"How to Defend Society Against Science, and Science Against Society"


Abstract:  Science is a truth finding enterprise. That's why the word "scientific" conjures an aura of supreme epistemic authority. This perceived authority and the respect it commands are often exploited in ways that can ultimately harm the society. What is less obvious is that they also harm science itself by diverting the practice of science away from its raison d'être: finding the truth.
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