The Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society (CHESS) is new research centre headed by Professor Nancy Cartwright and Professor Julian Reiss. Based in the Durham Philosophy Department, CHESS is broadly concerned with “Knowledge, Culture and the Public Good”.

All staff and students are invited to attend the upcoming series of talks, which are followed by a drinks reception and then dinner with the speaker. Please contact the Centre Administrator, Nicola Craigs to confirm attendance or with any queries.

Prof. Dr. Torsten Wilholt, On the Purely Instrumental Value of True Belief
Thursday 9 May 2013 at 5pm
Seminar Room, IAS, Palace Green

Prof. Mathias Frisch, Modeling Climate Policies: A Critical Look at Integrated Assessment Models
Tuesday 14 May 2013 at 5pm
SCR, St Cuthbert’s Society, 12 South Bailey (please note that this venue has access restrictions)

Prof. Julian Reiss, Why Economics Needs Philosophy
Thursday 6 June 2013 at 6pm
St John’s College

Dr. Sofia Efstathiou, Exploring the Comfort Zones of Ontology Annotation
Tuesday 11 June 2013 at 5pm
Seminar Room, IAS, Palace Green


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