[spsp-members] CFP: Science, Values, and Society -- University of Alberta Philosophy Graduate and Postgraduate Conference

Ingo Brigandt brigandt at ualberta.ca
Fri Jan 27 15:20:10 UTC 2023

Details at https://philevents.org/event/show/105798

We invite graduate students and postgraduates to submit papers to this
year’s philosophy graduate and postgraduate conference taking place on May
5-7, 2023, at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada. The first
keynote speaker will present on the afternoon of Friday, May 5th. The
conference will conclude at approximately 12:00 pm (noon) on Sunday, May 7.

The topic of the 2023 PGSG Conference is the relationship between science,
values, and society, broadly construed. The aims of the conference include,

   - elaborating on and criticizing the relationship between science and
   values, and how this relationship informs the communication of scientific
   results to the public,
   - understanding how we think about and value scientific research,
   - investigating the theoretical bases for our treatment of scientific
   - investigating concerns of various stakeholders affected by science and
   technology, and
   - recognizing the practical consequences of diverse ways of thinking
   about these scientific issues.

Some of the questions to be addressed include, but are not limited to: Can
science be practiced in a value-free manner, or is scientific practice
always informed by implicit values? To what extent is animal life morally
considerable? Is vaccine hesitancy epistemically justifiable? Are social
media and artificial intelligence good or bad for society? These issues and
questions are especially relevant given recent concerns about the impact of
human beings on the environment (including animal life), current issues
concerning vaccination hesitancy, disinformation promulgated on social
media, and ethical issues concerning artificial intelligence. We will
consider historical, scientific, intersectional, phenomenological, and
ethical perspectives, among others.

Our keynote speakers include:

*Alison Wylie (UBC)*

*Ingo Brigandt (University of Alberta)*

To ensure a rewarding discussion, we strongly encourage submissions from
all areas of philosophy and related disciplines. We especially encourage
submissions from groups underrepresented in the profession.

*Submission Guidelines*: Submissions are to be received no later than
February 17, 2023. Papers should not exceed 3000 words. They should be
prepared for anonymous review, include a bibliography, and be attached as a
PDF to philgsg2023 at gmail.com. In a separate PDF, please include your name,
academic affiliation, e-mail address, paper title, and an abstract of no
more than 150 words. For more information, please contact us at
philgsg2023 at gmail.com.
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