COVID-19 heralds a new epistemology of science for the public good

Guido Caniglia, Carlo Jaeger, Eva Schernhammer, Gerald Steiner, Federica Russo, Jürgen Renn, Peter Schlosser, Manfred Laubichler

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Abstract

COVID-19 has revealed that science needs to learn how to better deal with the irreducible uncertainty that comes with global systemic risks as well as with the social responsibility of science towards the public good. Further developing the epistemological principles of new theories and experimental practices, alternative investigative pathways and communication, and diverse voices can be an important contribution of history and philosophy of science and of science studies to ongoing transformations of the scientific enterprise.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number59
JournalHistory and philosophy of the life sciences
Volume43
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2021

Keywords

  • Complexity
  • Diversity
  • Inclusion
  • Public discourse
  • Systemic risk
  • Uncertainty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • History
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • History and Philosophy of Science

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