Fredrik Bajers Vej 5
P.O. Box 159 DK-9100 Aalborg
Phone: +45 9940 9940
This workshop brings together scholars from philosophy and history of science to help shed light on epistemological and historical cases of ‘evidence-based’ (or ‘informed’) policy and policymaking.
29.09.2017 kl. 09.00 - 17.30
This is a worrying time for those who believe public policies should be based on the best evidence available. Some claim Western democracies have entered a post-factual era. On some issues, hard-won research findings have lost authority in society. There is a perceived decline of trust in scientific experts, which raises questions regarding the changing value of research with parallel changing ideologies. But just how should scientific evidence shape policy? Can philosophy and history of science be useful to understand the underlying enablers and constraints that dictate the role evidence plays in the machinery of governance?
This workshop brings together scholars from philosophy and history of science to help shed light on epistemological and historical cases of ‘evidence-based’ (or ‘informed’) policy and policymaking. The workshop will address fundamental questions, including how to appropriately apply lessons from history and philosophy of science; how science can integrate moral, cultural, and political concerns; and how we can know if a policy has produced the desired outcomes. Speakers will discuss the role of causality, evidence and objectivity, and their implications for policy. Accepted papers will touch upon the central relationship of science, society and democracy. The workshop will cover the following main thematic areas each based around the discussion and reflection on:
The workshop is jointly organised by the Danish National Committee for History and Philosophy of Science and Humanomics Research Centre, Aalborg University (supported by the VELUX FOUNDATION). The workshop brings together researchers and stakeholders interested in evidence-informed policy, science advice, causation and policymaking.
Prof David Budtz Pedersen, email: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: +45 3029 2974. Aalborg University Copenhagen.
Registration is free but required.
Danish National Committee for History and Philosophy of Science and Humanomics Research Centre, Aalborg University (supported by the VELUX FOUNDATION)
The Royal Danish Library (Den Sorte Diamant), Søren Kierkegaards Plads 1, 1221 Copenhagen K (Blixen Salen)
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