CPS Lunch Forum: Dragana Bozin

Dragana Bozin (CPS/IFIKK, UiO) presents "Philosophers and scientists: a collaboration to improve climate science communication"

The seminar is open. Send an e-mail to gry.oftedal(at)fikk.uio.no and receive the zoom-link.
Recently philosophy of science in practice, experimental philosophy and socially engaged philosophy of science have been on the rise. We argue that these new developments can be taken a step further through direct collaboration between philosophers and scientists to address a specific challenge for climate science by drawing on recent achievements in philosophy and epistemology of science.  
One of the central challenges in the climate change debate is skepticism towards climate science often due to lack of understanding of how science works, implicit biases with regard to how we relate to information going against personal beliefs, or other complex mechanisms of knowledge resistance. This presents a challenge for institutions like the Norwegian Meteorological Institute (MET Norway) working with climate science communication with a mandate to provide decision makers with information relevant for climate change adaption.
Philosophers’ expertise regarding what knowledge is, how we acquire knowledge, how we understand the world, how we form beliefs and assign a level of trust to those beliefs, research in philosophy can contribute to new perspectives to climate science communication. In cooperation with MET Norway, the project will bring together perspectives and expertise of philosophers, climate scientists and communication experts to develop concrete strategies for communication of climate science that would moderate knowledge resistance/skepticism. The new communication strategies will be tested through MET Norway.  
Published Sep. 19, 2020 6:40 PM - Last modified Sep. 28, 2020 3:52 PM