You are invited to the 2018

Formal Social Epistemology Workshop

May 25th-26th, 9am-5pm

SBSG 1321, UC Irvine Campus


This workshop will focus on formal work on social epistemology and scientific communities, addressing questions like: How do we incentivize responsible scientific work?  How does social identity shape scientific collaboration?  How do industry forces influence the progress of scientific theory change? And how does social power influence discourse?
Please feel free to join us for any of the talks listed below.  Please direct inquiries to Cailin O’Connor,

Tentative Schedule:

7pm Intro Pizza Party, 12 Hypatia Ct. Irvine

5/25 SBSG 1321

8-9am Breakfast

9-10am Jeffrey Barrett – Self Assembling Networks

10:15-11:15 Carole Lee – Gender Based Homophily in Scientific Collaborations

11:30-12:30 Liam K. Bright – Specialization

12:30-2 Lunch

2:00-3:00 Cailin O’Connor -Discrimination and Collaboration in Science

3:15-4:15 Olufemi Taiwo – Discourse Power

4:15-5:15 20 minute talks

Darcy McCusker – TBA

Eliana Peck – Shame and Antiracism

Aydin Mohseni – Truth and Conformity on Networks

7 pm Conference Dinner

5/26 SBSG 1321

8-9am Breakfast

9-10am Remco Heesen – Why Should Scientists Do Good Science?

10:15-11:15 Manuela Fernandez Pinto – Should We Worry About Industrial Selection?

11:30-12:30 Katharine Anderson – Introducing Complexity to Economic Models of Collaboration and Knowledge Production

12:30-2pm Lunch

2-3 Kevin Zollman – Epistemic Governance

3:15- 4:15 Conor Mayo Wilson – Intersubjectivity and Statistical Principles

4:15-5:15 20 minute talks

Mike Schnieder – Priority and Privilege in Scientific Discovery

Rachel Cooper – Thinking About Social Mechanisms: Can Social Systems by Mechanistically Explained?

Kierstan Thomas -Research Discussion


10:30-12:30 Mentoring Brunch, Palo Verde Lounge and Conference Room