Wednesday, June 7, 2017   2:00 PM EDT - 3:00 PM EDT

Hosted by the Union of Concerned Scientists Center for Science and Democracy


View recording of the webinar here: https://ucsusa.adobeconnect.com/pae09j6wqa0k/



How can we understand and respond to “alternative facts” when they are presented as of equal value as scientific facts? The UCS Center for Science and Democracy joins with the Philosophy of Science Association to invite you to participate in a webinar to investigate the differences between scientific facts and so-called alternative facts.  The appropriation of the language of “fact” masks a pattern of reasoning that threatens to undermine both science and democracy. Read Sandra Mitchell's UCS blog post, 'The Ill-logic of Alternative Facts (sic)' here.


Speakers:

Andrea Woody
Professor and Chair, Department of Philosophy
University of Washington, Seattle

David Danks
L.L. Thurstone Professor of Philosophy & Psychology, and Head, Department of Philosophy
Carnegie Mellon University.


Introductions by:

Andrew A. Rosenberg, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Science and Democracy
Union of Concerned Scientists

Sandra D. Mitchell
Professor and Chair, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh
President, Philosophy of Science Association