Shifting Incentives and the Closing of the Scientific Mind
Join the UCI Center for Nursing Philosophy and the UCI Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science for a virtual lecture with Professor P. Kyle Stanford, Shifting Incentives and the Closing of the Scientific Mind.
P. Kyle Stanford is a professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science at the University of California, Irvine. He has written widely about a variety of topics in the history and philosophy of science, especially concerning the nature of theoretical scientific knowledge.
In this talk, he will suggest that changes in the incentive structure of science over the course of its history have increasingly favored theoretical conservatism and intolerance of theoretical heterodoxy, and he will propose some potential remedies for the prevalence of these features in contemporary scientific communities.
Date: Friday, Oct. 15, 2021
Time: 10-11:30am Pacific Standard Time
Location: Virtual Zoom Webinar