Seeking Answers to Complex Questions

Author: Carol Bradley

Don Howard, professor of philosophy and director of the Reilly Center

The John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values focuses on three broad areas in support of its mission: education, research and outreach, says Don A. Howard, center director and professor of philosophy. “We want to be a partner with technical faculty, to help them talk about social, ethical, legal and policy implications of science and technology. We also want to take our voice off-campus, and be more than a campus leader—we want to be a national and international leader.” Read More

HPS philosophers head to China for The International Conference on Scientific Explanation and Methodology

Author: Jessica Baron

Three philosophers from the HPS program are giving papers at The International Conference on Scientific Explanation and Methodology of Science at Shanxi University's Research Center for Philosophy of Science and Technology this week. Katherine Brading is presenting "Special Relativity and the Spatiotemporal Extent of the Present," Janey Kourany is giving a paper on "The New Ignorance," and Anjan Chakravartty will talk about "Cases as Bases for the Epistemology of Science." Read More

Melinda Gormley wins science writing fellowship

Author: Jessica Baron

Melinda Gormley cropped

Dr. Melinda Gormley, Assistant Director for Research at the Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values, has been chosen as a fellow for the To Think, To Write, To Publish project at Arizona State University (ASU). The program is funded by the National Science Foundation and administered through the Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes at ASU. Read More