Recent proposals for scientific reform highlight the need to develop an integrated approach towards scientific methodology, which accounts for the interaction of foundational, pragmatic, and strategic dimensions of evidence evaluation.
Both meta-science scholars, as well as philosophers of science and statistics are paying increasing attention to the mixture of epistemic, economic, social, political and ethical dimensions at play in scientific games. These dimensions imply a certain dilemma between standard scientific rationality and the scientists’ rationality, involving a complex interplay between the two.
The conference aims to bring together philosophers of statistics and of the scientific method, methodologists and metascientists, as well as economists and game-theorists, in order to refresh the debate on the foundations of the sciences from new perspectives, with a special focus on scientific rationality, scientific misconduct, science economics, foundations of statistics and the scientific method, in diverse scientific ecosystems characterized by distinctive practices, structures, and institutions.
A special attention will be devoted this year also to formal/conceptual tools of game theory/rational choice theory in representing and studying the interactions of agents operating in scientific ecosystems as strategic behavior of rational players, whose repeated interactions shape the current scientific practices.
We welcome contributions from: (Formal/Social) Epistemology, Philosophy and Foundations of Statistics, Metascience and Scientific Methodology, (Epistemic) Game Theory, Decision Theory, Science Economics, Law, and Ethics.
The conference will be embedded in the BBS Summer School (25 August – 1st September) and school participants will also actively attend to the conference.
We greatly enjoyed our conference last year (2018 Edition) and we look forward to a similar success this year!
A rich calendar of social activities will complement the fun!
Stefano Bonzio, Barbara Osimani, William Peden, Mantas Radzvilas, Todd Stambaugh