School of Humanities seminar

Objectivity, the Ideal of Value-Free Science, and Rudner’s Objection presented by Professor Paul Hoyningen-Huene (Universität Zürich) who will be discussing values and science, objectivity, scientific research programs, and related topics.

Friday 2 December, 2-4 pm, Napier building, room 210. North Terrace campus.

Biography: Paul Hoyningen-Huene is a philosopher of science with a PhD in theoretical physics. In 2014, he retired from his professorship for theoretical philosophy, especially philosophy of science, at the Institute of Philosophy of Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany. He now teaches philosophy of economics at the Department for Economics of the University of Zurich, Switzerland. He is best known for his books Reconstructing Scientific Revolutions: Thomas S. Kuhn's Philosophy of Science (1993), Formal Logic: A Philosophical Approach (2004), and Systematicity: The Nature of Science (2013).

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