How Much Philosophy Does Measurement of Well-Being Really Need? Anna Alexandrova (Seminar, Durham, 27 May 2015)

How Much Philosophy Does Measurement of Well-Being Really Need? Anna Alexandrova (Cambridge University) CHESS Seminar in Science and Values May 27, 5-6:30PM Seminar Room, IAS, Palace Green. Abstract: If all theories of measurement agree on a single requirement it is that a measure of a phenomenon should be informed by our best theory of this phenomenon. Read the full article…

Philosophy & Public Policy: Philosophical Activism – Workshop III (CFP, Durham, 30–31 October 2014)

PHILOSOPHY AND PUBLIC POLICY Philosophical Activism – workshop III 30-31 October 2014 Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society (CHESS) Durham University, Durham (UK) This workshop on Philosophy and Public Policy is one of a series on Philosophical Activism (see below for a project overview). Philosophy as an academic field has become increasingly interested in the epistemic, Read the full article…

“Deliberating Policy: Where morals and methods mix – and not always for the best” Nancy Cartwright Inaugural Lecture (28 October 2013, 6pm)

Professor Nancy Cartwright’s Inaugural Lecture is entitled “Deliberating Policy: Where morals and methods mix – and not always for the best” It will take place at St Mary’s College, Durham University on Monday 28th October 2013 from 6pm to 7pm. The lecture is free to attend and open to staff, students and members of the public. Read the full article…

Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society (CHESS) Inaugural Conference (Durham University, Friday 18 October 2013)

Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society (CHESS) Inaugural Conference Friday 18 October 2013 Senate Room, University College, Durham University 1:30pm – 6.15 followed by a drinks reception Prof. Nancy Cartwright & Prof. Julian Reiss Introductions CHESS Directors, Durham University Prof. Philip Kitcher Irresoluble Uncertainty Department of Philosophy, Columbia University Prof. Angus Deaton Measuring Poverty Read the full article…

Evidence in Healthcare Reform (Symposium, Geneva, 4-5 July 2013)

CALL FOR REGISTRATION: Evidence in Healthcare Reform Symposium at the Brocher Foundation, Geneva, 4-5 July 2013 Speakers: Alex Broadbent, Nancy Cartwright, Michael Marmot, Alfredo Morabia, Justin Parkhurst, Anya Plutinski, Jacob Stegenga, and Sridhar Venkatapuram. Organised by Alex Broadbent and Sridhar Venkatapuram. Registration available here. Health care financing and provision is undergoing a crisis around the Read the full article…

Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society (CHESS) Seminar Series

The Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society (CHESS) is new research centre headed by Professor Nancy Cartwright and Professor Julian Reiss. Based in the Durham Philosophy Department, CHESS is broadly concerned with “Knowledge, Culture and the Public Good”. All staff and students are invited to attend the upcoming series of talks, which are followed Read the full article…

Unconceived Alternatives and Scientific Realism (CfP, Conference, Durham University, 1-2 July 2013)

Unconceived Alternatives and Scientific Realism 1st-2nd July 2013, St John’s College, Durham University Generously funded by the British Society for the Philosophy of Science, the Mind Association, and the Department of Philosophy, Durham University. Keynote speakers: Kyle Stanford (UC Irvine), Nancy Cartwright (UCSD and Durham), Patrick Forber (Tufts), Michael Devitt (CUNY), Ian James Kidd (Durham), Read the full article…