The Natural and the Moral Order: What's to Blame?

Lecture by Nancy Cartwright

Thursday, May 19, 2016
4pm
41 Haldeman Hall
Free & open to all
Reception follows

Regarded as one of the most influential philosophers in the world, Nancy Cartwright is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Durham (UK) and the University of California, San Diego. Her research interests include philosophy and history of science (especially physics and economics), causal inference, causal power, scientific emergence and objectivity and evidence. Her current work, for the project "Knowledge for Use," investigates how to use scientific research results for better policies. She is the author of a number of books, including How the Laws of Physics Lie (1983), The Dappled World: A Study of the Boundaries of Science (1999), and Evidence: For Policy and Wheresoever Rigor is a Must (2013), and she is past president of the Philosophy of Science Association and the American Philosophical Association (Pacific Division).

The 42nd Annual Francis W. Gramlich Memorial Lecture in Philosophy, given in concert with, and followed by, the Philosophy in Science Workshop, Idealizations, Fictions, and Values in Science, Friday-Saturday, May 20-21.

Funded by the Philosophy Department, Leslie Center for the Humanities, and the Dean of Faculty Office.