The COVID-19 vaccine is available! But why is the supply of doses catching up with demand of those who want it? Who is turning it down, and what led to many people pausing before getting it? Recently we hosted Dr. Maya J. Goldenberg in partnership with the Mercantile Library to talk about her new book Vaccine Hesitancy: Public Trust, Expertise, and the War … Continue reading Vaccine Hesitancy: Did You Miss It?
Did you miss Dr. Goldenberg's talk about her research and book on vaccine hesitancy this week? You can still hear it here, hosted by the Mercantile Library. Dr. Goldenberg stressed the ways that doctors and scientists can change their language, listen to and address concerns, and consider the wide variety of reasons that individuals may … Continue reading Vaccine Hesitancy with Dr. Maya J. Goldenberg
What happens when difficult questions are raised about balancing a patient's needs? That's where people like Dr. Elizabeth Lanphier, a clinical ethicist @cincinnatichildrensfans , come in! #philosophyofscience
In the Summer of 2020, the Mercantile Library co-hosted “A Pact with Reason,” presented by Dr. Piers Bursill-Hall and co-sponsored by Dr. Zvi Biener and Dr. Terry Grundy. Bursill-Hall is a philosopher of science at Cambridge. His interests include the history of the development of math and science in Western societies. Grundy describes him as a “natural showman” who attracted a large, global … Continue reading Celebrated Series “A Pact With Reason” is Now Online
What role can philosophy play in science communication? In an interview with PhilSciComm, Angela Potochnik and Melissa Jacquart discuss the benefits and challenges of philosophers engaging in science communication, as well as describe the Center's upcoming workshop.
Poster by Dr. Jacquart presented at a recent conference. On Friday, January 22, Dr. Melissa Jacquart, an Assistant Professor in the University of Cincinnati’s Philosophy Department and Associate Director of the UC Center for Public Engagement with Science, will be presenting a poster as a part of the Philosophy of Science Association’s 2020/2021 Virtual Poster Forum. Dr. Jacquart will be presenting a poster … Continue reading Philosophy of Science Association Poster Session
We are excited to welcome Dr. Ryan Feigenbaum as the Center for Public Engagement with Science’s new Program Director. Dr. Feigenbaum will also serve as the new Executive Director of the Philosophy of Science Association (see PSA announcement here). He combines experience in digital media, web development, and digital humanities with expertise in the history … Continue reading Welcome Dr. Ryan Feigenbaum
One of the earliest lessons we learn in our training as scientists is to accept the simplest explanation of evidence, rather than assuming a more complicated solution. We call this "Occam's Razor," and it is repeated in class after class. But the world is complicated. What happens when our simple explanations don't capture the entire … Continue reading When Science isn’t Simple
Associate Director of the Center for Public Engagement with Science Dr. Melissa Jacquart presented a poster during the Public Engagement with Science conference (PEwS) this week. She discussed a NSF-funded workshop to be hosted by the Center for Public Engagement scheduled for May 2021. This three-day workshop will focus on the role of philosophers of science in science outreach, and will cover science communication, formal education, informal educations, and working with … Continue reading Philosophers of Science as a Part of Engaging the Public in Science
Toward a More Expansive Conception of Philosophy Image from a blog post written by Angela Potochinik In a guest post for Daily Nous, a blog about the philosophy profession, Center Director Angela Potochnik writes about initiatives in the UC Philosophy Department and how these relate to an expanded view of the nature of philosophy and … Continue reading Guest blog post