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Samuel Fletcher (University of Minnesota): Science in Crisis? Reproducibility and the Philosophy of Science

29 November 2022, 2:00 pm3:30 pm


Abstract: For several years now, psychology and other sciences have been facing a crisis of confidence: many results and support for theories cannot be reproduced in new experiments. But why is reproducibility important in science, when it is? I will reveal how key ideas from the philosophy of science can help us answer this question, so that we can recognize, understand, and fix the real problems revealed.

Samuel (Sam) C. Fletcher is an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, a Resident Fellow of the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science, and an External Member of the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität.

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29 November 2022
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Event Category:


Department of Philosophy, Logic & Scientific Method


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