Thursday-Friday October 29-30, 2015 – Helsinki
Call for Papers – CLOSED
There are two or three spots available for contributed papers. Please send an abstract of no more than 400 words to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 2, 2015. Notification of acceptance/rejection will be given by October 6, 2015. Accepted speakers will be offered free accommodation in Helsinki for the days of the workshop, and up to €400 as contribution for travel expenses.
- Casey Helgeson (London School of Economics)
- Barbara Osimani (Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, LMU)
- Eleonora Montuschi (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and London School of Economics)
- Judith Favereau (TINT, Helsinki)
- Cléo Chassonnery-Zaïgouche (Centre d’études interdisciplinaires Walras Pareto, University of Lausanne)
- Julian Reiss (Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society, Durham University)
- Carlo Martini (TINT, University of Helsinki)
- Rani Lill Anjum (Norwegian University of Life Sciences)
- Stephen Mumford (University of Nottingham)
- Anita Välikangas (TINT, University of Helsinki)
- Sarah Wieten (Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society, Durham University)
- Roel Visser (Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam)
Experts thus enter the evidence process at all levels: from the choice of methods, to the gathering of the evidence itself, to the amalgamation of evidence coming from different sources. Often, experts are themselves sources of evidence, through their experience and personal knowledge; for instance in the case of economists as members of monetary policy committees, or in the teams of scientists working on the IPCC reports on climate change.
Philosophers of science, methodologists, and epistemologists have long discussed the concept of evidence; this workshop will focus on whether the current concepts and accounts of evidence are adequate for capturing the subjective, reason-based and argumentative component of evidence-based science and policy-making.