October 18, 2019
K-State philosopher to discuss values in science and science in policy at next NRES Seminar
Scott Tanona, associate professor of philosophy, will give a public lecture at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, in 231 Ackert Hall.
Tanona will highlight how one model of science advising — that science should just provide facts that can be used in decision-making — isn't as clear cut as it seems. Which facts, how gathered, how interpreted and how applied? Whose expertise and whose perspectives matter? And what do we do when there is disagreement? His presentation will provide some frameworks for thinking about science, values, and decision-making in a pluralistic society.
This talk is being presented for students participating in the capstone course of the natural resources and environmental science secondary major and is open to the general public as part of the NRES Seminar Series. Undergraduate students interested in natural resources, environmental science, and sustainability issues are especially encouraged to attend.
The natural resources and environmental science secondary major and its seminar series are generously supported by the Office of the Provost, College of Agriculture, College of Arts and Sciences, biological and agricultural engineering department, and geography and geospatial sciences department.