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Workshop Announcement

Identifying value-judgements in climate impact science 

20 - 21 June 2024
at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Telegrafenberg A56, Potsdam, Germany


Dear colleagues,

We are inviting you to register to this workshop that aims to explore the presence and impact of value-laden assumptions and methodology choices within scientific research in climate and climate impact science and climate economics. Bringing together external philosophers of science with researchers from PIK, MCC, and other Geo.X institutions we invite you to explore how values within the scientific process can be identified and managed and do so for case studies from your respective disciplines. One reason for pursuing such integration of philosophical work into scientific practice is its contribution to help policy relevant science to fulfill its role effectively and allow philosophy to improve the theories and practical recommendations to that effect (for further motivation and background on the topic, see https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-021-01238-9). 

External participants include

  • Matt Brown, Center for Dewey Studies, Southern Illinois University, US (keynote lecture on values in science and value-identification)
  • Julie Jebeile, Institute of Philosophy, University of Bern, Switzerland (keynote lecture on values specifically in climate science)
  • Ahmad Elabbar, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge, UK (philosopher in residence)
  • Karoliina Pulkkinen, Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki, Finland (philosopher in residence and co-organiser)
  • Lukas Beck, London School of Economics, UK (introductory input, co-organiser)

For any questions, please get in touch with Till Armbruster

Kind regards

Sabine Undorf, Till Armbruster, Patrick Klösel, Franziska Funke and Lukas Beck

Kindly register for participation (click here) before 10 April 2024

This workshop is financially supported by Geo.X - The Research Network for Geosciences in Berlin and Potsdam, as part of call “Grow Your Idea! - Developing new collaborative research in geo- and planetary science using existing competencies in the Geo.X network”. For further Information: https://www.geo-x.net/get-involved/grow-your-idea/