Date: February 26, 2016
Dr. Kristie Dotson will be joining us on February 26, 2016 as part of the UW Philosophy Colloquium Series. Dr. Dotson is an associate professor in the Department of Philosophy at Michigan State University. Her research addresses epistemology, feminist philosophy (particularly Black feminism and feminist epistemology), and critical philosophy of race.
Date: October 30, 2015
Dr. Kyle White will be joining us on October 30th as part of the UW Philosophy Colloquium Series. Dr. White holds the Timnick Chair in the Humanities in the Department of Philosophy at Michigan State University and is a faculty member of the Environmental Philosophy & Ethics graduate concentration. His research addresses moral and political issues concerning climate policy and Indigenous peoples, as well as the ethics of cooperative relationships between Indigenous peoples and climate science organizations.
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.