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UWFox Scholars Series Presentation: 'Can Values Be Good for Science?'

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The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley’s 2003-2004 Scholars Series continues on Monday, March 1, at noon in the UWFox Fine Arts Theatre. “Can Values Be Good for Science?,” is being presented by Helen Longino of the Philosophy Department at the University of Minnesota.

Longino earned her Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University, and currently teaches and conducts research in philosophy of science, social epistemology, and feminist philosophy.

In recent years she has taught graduate seminars in social epistemology and in social aspects of scientific knowledge, as well as an undergraduate course in scientific thought.

She is also on the faculty of the Women's Studies Department at the University of Minnesota, where she teaches a graduate course on gender, culture, and science and one in feminist approaches to knowledge, in addition to undergraduate courses in Women's Studies.

Longino is a member of the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science and participates in the graduate minor in studies of science and technology. Her research interests have included the relations of social and cognitive values in the sciences, the epistemological challenges of scientific pluralism, the philosophical character of feminist epistemologies, and the development of a social approach to scientific knowledge. She has recently completed some papers examining biologically based approaches to studying human behavior and am currently finishing a book-length manuscript which extends and refines the social account of scientific knowledge.

The UWFox Scholars Series brings a wide range of nationally and regionally recognized experts to the Menasha campus on various Monday middays throughout the fall semester 2003 and the spring semester 2004. The Scholars Series is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-seated, with free parking available on the west side of the campus.

UWFox is located at 1478 Midway Road, between S. Oneida St. on the east and S. Appleton Road on the west, and just south of Hwy. 441.

Posted 2/26/2004