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ALS: L. Vesterlund

1008 Cathedral of Learning 4200 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA

Lise Vesterlund, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Economics, University of Pittsburgh Gender Differences in Task Allocations: Cause and Effect Women and men are shown to hold different work assignments, with women spending less time on work that advances their careers (promotable work) and more time on work that is unlikely to affect career advancement (non-promotable […]

ALS: S. Green

Online Lecture

Sara Green, University of Copenhagen Philosophy of Science as Visioneering Assessment: The Case of Precision Medicine ABSTRACT: Biomedical science is not only driven by theoretical achievements and technological developments, but also by visions for the future of medicine and society in general. By “visioneering”, I refer to the communication of visions by influential proponents within […]

ALS: J. Weatherall

1008 Cathedral of Learning 4200 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA

Adolf Grünbaum 2022 Memorial Lecture James Owen Weatherall, Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science, UC Irvine The Philosophy Behind Dark Matter Abstract:  According to the Standard Model of Cosmology, more than 80% of the total matter in the universe is "dark": it does not emit or reflect light, and so its presence and properties […]

ALS: C. Fine

1008 Cathedral of Learning 4200 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA

Cordelia Fine, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne Fairly Criticised or Dangerously Politicised? Conflicts in Sex/Gender Science Conflicts in the Neuroscience of Sex Differences in the Human Brain Investigations of sex differences in the human brain take place on politically sensitive terrain. While some scholars express concern that gendered biases and stereotypes […]

ALS: E. Tal

Online Lecture

Eran Tal, Department of Philosophy, McGill University Measurement Outcomes as Best Predictors Abstract: I argue for a view of measurement that treats measurement results (‘outcomes’) as predictors of patterns in data. The data in question may be records of instrument indications, such as thermometer readings, or future data, such as records of health outcomes. Not […]

ALS: C. Lee

Online Lecture

Carole Lee, Department of Philosophy, University of Washington Institutional Racism in Science: Black-White Disparities in NIH Grant Review Abstract:  In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement and disproportionately deadly impact of COVID-19 on communities of color, researchers have called for an end to institutional racism in scientific education, publishing, and funding.  In this […]

ALS: C. Buckner

1008 Cathedral of Learning 4200 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA

Cameron Buckner, Department of Philosophy, University of Houston The new DoGMA of Empiricism: Deep Learning and Domain-General Faculties Abstract:  Deep learning is a research area in computer science that has over the last ten years produced a series of transformative breakthroughs in artificial intelligence—creating systems that can recognize complex objects in natural photographs as well […]