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Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society

Welcome to the Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society (CHESS)

At CHESS the humanities engage the sciences and society to promote knowledge for use. What kinds of academic knowledge — 'science' in the German sense — can best inform policy and practice, what methods will produce this knowledge and how should this knowledge be put to use? Special areas of focus are climate science, economic modelling, evidence-based social and economic policy, public health, biomedical science (especially genetics and stem-cell research) and general issues about the role of values in science.

News

Nancy Cartwright awarded 2017 Lebowitz Prize alongside Elliott Sober

We are delighted to announce that CHESS co-Director Prof Nancy Cartwright has been awarded the 2017 Martin R. Lebowitz Prize for Philosophical Achievement of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, alongside Elliott Sober.

Established in 2012, the Lebowitz Prize is in honour of the late Martin R. Lebowitz, a distinguished philosophical critic. Winners of the prize have to be two philosophers with conflicting views on the same subject.

Cartwright and Sober are known for their work in the philosophy of science and they will present their views at an annual Lebowitz symposium at an APA divisional meeting and at a public lecture. The topic will be, "Is there such a thing as the scientific method?”

Full details can be found at https://www.pbk.org/imis15/PBK_Member/Pressroom/2017_Lebowitz_Prize_Winners.aspx?WebsiteKey=8bddf5e3-8e54-40ad-8097-7fc795281499

(4 May 2017)


New Publication: Improving Child Safety: deliberation, judgement and empirical research

**ONLINE NOW**

Munro, E., Cartwright, N., Hardie, J. and Montuschi, E. (2017) Improving Child Safety: deliberation, judgement and empirical research. Durham: Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society (CHESS)

[Produced as part of the ERC funded Knowledge for Use (K4U) Research Project]

This publication is available online now and paperback copies will be available soon. To request a copy and for more information, please email admin.k4u@durham.ac.uk

(23 Feb 2017)


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Contact Details

Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society (CHESS)
Department of Philosophy
Durham University
50 Old Elvet
Durham
DH1 3HN
UK

Tel: 0191 334 6552
Fax: 0191 334 6551