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Philosophy Colloquium Series 2014-2015: Heidi Grasswick

Dr. Heidi Grasswick from Middlebury University was a speaker as part of the 2014-2015 philosophy colloquium series. The topic of her lecture was Scientists as Experts: Understanding Trustworthiness Across Communities, where she discussed the conditions for scientists’ trustworthiness, distrust in scientific communities sometimes evident in socially marginalized groups, and some suggestions around how scientific communities might improve their trustworthiness across varying social groups.

Dr. Grasswick’s research areas center around feminist epistemology, social epistemology, and most recently is focused around trust between scientific and lay communities, and responsibilities around sharing of knowledge.