uci department of logic and philosophy professor kyle stanford with white beard, brown shirt, brown hat, smilingThe UC Irvine Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing Center for Nursing Philosophy and UCI Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science co-sponsored a virtual webinar panel presentation titled “Shifting Incentives and the Closing of the Scientific Mind.”

The event on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, featured Kyle Stanford, professor of logic and philosophy of science at UCI and the Series Editor of the Oxford Studies in the Philosophy of Science, at the Oxford University Press. 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 described changes in the incentive structure of science over the course of its history and argued they have increasingly favored theoretical conservatism and intolerance of theoretical heterodoxy. Stanford then proposed some potential remedies for the prevalence of these features in contemporary scientific communities.

The event was moderated by center Director and Associate Professor Miriam Bender. There were 72 registrants from across the globe, who had much to add to the discussion through the ‘chat box,’ including their experiences of/with “conservative science.”

The Q&A session was focused on how this orientation might be changed and/or what allows for the continuation of “conservative science.”

Watch the presentation

Email Miriam Bender.

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