Extant accounts of trust in science focus on reconciling scientific and public value judgments, but neglect the challenge of learning audience values. I argue that for scientific experts to be epistemically trustworthy, they should adopt a cooperative approach to learning about the values of their audience. A cooperative approach, in which expert a...

Feminist Philosophy of ScienceContributed Papers

Feminist Philosophy of SciencePoster

Scientific Models / ModelingPoster

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Feminist Philosophy of SciencePoster

Court cases involving sexual assault and police violence rely heavily on victim testimony. We consider what we call the “Traumatic Untrustworthiness Argument (TUA)” according to which we should be skeptical about victim testimony because people are particularly liable to misremember traumatic events. The TUA is not obviously based in mere distr...

Feminist Philosophy of ScienceContributed Papers

The symposium session, Consensus and Dissent in Science: New Perspectives, will end with a commentary on the papers by Miriam Solomon. Solomon has extensively studied the social epistemology of consensus and dissent. For example, Solomon (2001) criticizes the view that consensus is an aim of, or a regulative ideal for scientific inquiry. According ...

Feminist Philosophy of ScienceSymposium

Sex Eliminativism


Philosophy of Biology - general / otherPoster