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WORKSHOP on Values in
Scientific Research

October 9-11, 1998

817 R Cathedral of Learning
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Workshop Organizing Committee:

Peter Machamer (University of Pittsburgh)
Rachel Ankeny (University of Pittsburgh)
Heather Douglas (University of Pittsburgh)
Merrilee Salmon (University of Pittsburgh)
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Friday, October 9

12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

12:45 p.m.
Introductory Remarks by Peter Machamer

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
The Moral Self and the Speed of Technology
Laurence Thomas
Syracuse University

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Values and Inductive Risk in Dioxin Science
Heather Douglas
University of Puget Sound

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
General Discussion

Saturday, October 10

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Values and Type II Fallacies in Environmental Toxicology:  The Childhood Lead Poisoning Story
Herbert Needleman
University of Pittsburgh

11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
The Bayes versus non-Bayes Debate in Statistics, and some Degrees of Incoherence
Teddy Seidenfeld
Carnegie Mellon University

12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Interpretive Liberties in the Social Sciences
Baruch Fischhoff
Carnegie Mellon University

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Coming to Terms with the Value(s) of Science:  Lessons from Feminist Science Scholarship
Lynn Hankinson Nelson
University of Missouri/St. Louis
Alison Wylie
Washington University at St. Louis

Sunday, October 11

9:30 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Constitutive and Contextual Values:  The Case of Natural Theology and Darwinian Evolutionary Biology
John Beatty
University of Minnesota

11:45 a.m. - 1 :00 p.m.
General Discussion


John Beatty, Associate Professor,
Department of Ecology, Evolution and
Behavior and Program in the History of
Science and Technology,
University of Minnesota

Heather Douglas, Phibbs Assistant
Professor of Science and Ethics,
Department of Philosophy,
University of Puget Sound

Baruch Fischhoff, University Professor,
Department of Social and Decision
Sciences, Department of Engineering and
Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University

Herbert Needleman, Professor of
Psychiatry and Pediatrics, School of
Medicine, University of Pittsburgh

Lynn Hankinson Nelson, Professor,
Department of Philosophy,
University of Missouri, St. Louis

Alison Wylie, Professor,
Department of Philosophy,
Washington University at St. Louis

Teddy Seidenfeld, Herbert A. Simon
Professor of Philosophy and Statistics,
Departments of Philosophy and Statistics,
Carnegie Mellon University

Laurence Thomas, Professor,
Departments of Philosophy and Political
Science, Syracuse University


Rachel Ankeny, Class of '43 Assistant Professor of
Philosophy and Science, Department of
Philosophy, Connecticut College

Jennifer Bushee, Ph.D. Candidate,
Stanford University

Peter Machamer, Professor, Department
of History and Philosophy of Science,
University of Pittsburgh

Donald Mattison, Dean of the Graduate
School of Public Health,
University of Pittsburgh

Kathleen Okruhlik, Associate Professor,
Department of Philosophy,
University of Western Ontario

Nicolas Rasmussen, Lecturer in Science
and Technology Studies,
University of New South Wales

Laura Ruetsche, Assistant Professor,
Department of Philosophy,
University of Pittsburgh

Merrilee Salmon, Professor and Chair,
Department of History and Philosophy of
Science, University of Pittsburgh

Jeffrey Schwartz, Professor of Physical
Anthropology, Department of
Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh;
Research Associate, Department of
Anthropology, American Museum of
Natural History, N.Y.C.


The Center for Philosophy of Science and the Workshop Organizing Committee are grateful for the generous support of the National Science Foundation and the additional support of the Harvey and Leslie Wagner Endowment.

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