Trevor Pinch. "Science, Our Benevolent Monster" Phi Beta Kappa Lecture

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Location: 102 Debartolo

Trevor Pinch
Department of Science and Technology Studies, Cornell University

Trevor Pinch will argue that the best knowledge we as humans have achieved so far, scientific knowledge, is fundamentally social knowledge.    He will explore what follows from this for thinking about scientific and technological expertise and our relationship to such experts, and offer the notion of a Golem – a friendly benevolent monster – as a way of thinking about science.

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