The W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics
School of Population and Public Health
University of British Columbia
“Gender and Scientists’ Views about the Value-Free Ideal”
Thursday, March 22. 5-6.30pm. BuTo 1197
*Note the date of this talk has been moved from March 15th to March 22nd
Dr. Steel received his PhD from the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh in 2002. His research focuses on coupled ethical-epistemic issues in science, especially in relation to environmental and public health issues. He is the author of Philosophy and the Precautionary Principle: Science, Evidence, and Environmental Policy (Cambridge 2015) and Across the Boundaries: Extrapolation in Biology and Social Science (Oxford 2008), is co-editor, with Kevin Elliott, of Current Controversies in Values and Science (Routledge 2017), and is the author of numerous articles in leading journals in the philosophy of science.