Science and Humanism Workshop         
University of Miami         
6-7 November 2020

Registration & Overview               Program               Abstracts


All times are Eastern Standard Time
Friday November 6th

Chair: Anjan Chakravartty

9:50 – 10:00: Welcome

10:00 – 11:00: Gurpreet Rattan, ‘Scientism and the Limits of Objective Thinking’

11:15 – 12:15: Alexandru Manafu, ‘Exclusive vs. Inclusive Scientism’

Lunch Break

Chair: Elizabeth Cantalamessa

1:30 – 2:30: Kareem Khalifa, ‘Humanistic and Scientific Understanding’

2:45 – 3:45: Jamie Shaw, ‘The Limits of Scientific Humanism: Cases from Agricultural Policy’

4:00 – 5:00: Janet A. Kourany, ‘The Present Plight of Science, and Our Plight’

Saturday November 7th

Chair: Timothy D. Lyons

10:00 – 11:00: Matthew J. Brown, ‘The Pragmatic and the Religious Functions of Science’

11:15 – 12:15: Parysa Mostajir, ‘Reconciling Objectivity and Accountability in Science: A Pragmatist Approach’

Lunch Break

Chair: Gurpreet Rattan

1:30 – 2:30: Ioan Muntean, ‘Science and Humanism between Accuracy and Confidence: A Plea for a Metacognitive Approach to Trust in Science’ 

2:45 – 3:45: Akeel Bilgrami, ‘Nature, Value, and Human Agency’