Science, Democracy, and Values?

The University of Vienna, Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Institute Vienna Circle are holding their annual Scientific World Conceptions two week summer program from July 4-15, 2016 in Vienna. This course will explore the historical, philosophical, and political perspectives on the relations of science, values, and democracy. Specific topics include:

  • Roles of values in science
  • Historical relations of science and democracy
  • Public engagement in sociotechnical controversies
  • Race, gender, and science
  • Science and religion in democracies
  • Politics of expert advice
  • Public assessment of scientific expertise
  • Science communication in democratic contexts
  • Universities and public life

The main Lecturers will be:

Mark B. Brown is a professor in the Department of Government at California State University, Sacramento
Heather Douglas is the Waterloo Chair in Science and Society and Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
Andrew Jewett is Associate Professor of History and of Social Studies at Harvard University.
For more general information about the program, click here.
To apply, click here.