Austria, Vienna

Scientific World Conceptions 2016: Science, Values, and Democracy?

when 4 July 2016 - 15 July 2016
duration 2 weeks
credits 8 ECTS
fee EUR 880

Science and democracy are key features of modern societies, but there have always been tensions between them, with implications for a wide range of public issues. This two-week course will examine historical, philosophical, and political perspectives on the relation of science, values, and Democracy.

Course leader

Main Lecturers:
Mark B. Brown (California State University, Sacramento)
Heather Douglas (University of Waterloo, Ontario)
Andrew Jewett (Harvard University)

Target group

The program is directed primarily to graduate students and junior researchers in fields related to the annual topic, but the organizers also encourage applications from gifted undergraduates and from people in all stages of their career who wish to broaden their horizon through cross-disciplinary studies of methodological and foundational issues in science.

Course aim

To broaden horizon through cross-disciplinary studies of methodological and foundational issues in science.

Fee info

EUR 880: -