The MTA BTK Lendület "Morals and Science" Research Group cordially invites you to its upcoming conference on

Science, Freedom, Democracy

Date of the event: 8th-9th July, 2019.
Venue of the event: 1097 Budapest, 4. Toth Kalman st., 7th floor


Monday, 8th of July

09.00-10.00: Steve Fuller: Post-Truth Epistemology: Life after Rawls and Habermas Bubble

10.00-11.00: Klemens Kappel: Science as public reason

11.00-11.20: Break

11.20-12.20: Stephanie Ruphy: Can the virtues of participative democracy be imported in scientific research? Political and epistemological prospects (and challenges) of citizen science

12.20-14.00: Lunch break

14.00-15.00: Jeroen Van Bouwel: Are transparency and representativeness of values hampering scientific pluralism?

15.00-16.00: Mark Brown: Democracy, Populism, and the Politicization of Science

16.00-16.20: Break

16.20-17.20: Heather Douglas (online): Freedom of Research and Scientific Responsibility in Democratic Societies

17.20-18.20: Hans Radder: Which science, which freedom, and which democracy?

Tuesday, 9th of July

09.00-10.00: Hugh Lacey: Participatory democracy and methodological pluralism

10.00-11.00: Phil Mullins: Michael Polanyi's Post-Critical Vision of Science and Society

11.00-11.20: Break

11.20-12.20: Peter Hartl: The ethos of science and central planning: Merton and Michael Polanyi on the autonomy of science

12.20-14.00: Lunch break

14.00-14.45: Tihamer Margitay: What can liberalism learn from science?

14.45-15.30: Dustin Olson: Public Opinion, Democratic Legitimacy, and Epistemic Compromise

15.30-16.15: Jisoo Seo: A Consequentialist Way of Looking at Values in Science

16.15-16.35: Break

16.35-17.35: Matthew Brown: Expert Authority and Autonomy