Doing the Right Thing in Science: A history of a moving target

Location: Eck Vistors Center Auditorium (View on map )

Steven Shapin, the Franklin L. Ford Research Professor of History of Science at Harvard, will talk about how, like other human practices, scientific activity is governed by rules, but those rules have varied across time and context of scientific practice. How can we think of science as rule-governed when the rules are unstable? What makes any one rule for scientific conduct more appealing than another?

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