Should We Trust Science? Perspectives from the History and Philosophy of Science

dc.contributor.authorOreskes, Naomien
dc.contributor.departmentGlobal Change Centeren
dc.contributor.departmentInterfaces of Global Change Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Programen
dc.contributor.departmentOffice of Undergraduate Researchen
dc.contributor.departmentHistoryen
dc.contributor.departmentGraduate Schoolen
dc.contributor.departmentFralin Life Sciences Instituteen
dc.contributor.editorMcVoy, Elizabethen
dc.date.accessed2015-11-02en
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-03T00:58:32Zen
dc.date.available2015-11-03T00:58:32Zen
dc.date.created2015-09-02en
dc.date.issued2015-09-02en
dc.description.abstractThe Global Change Center at Virginia Tech welcomed Dr. Naomi Oreskes, Harvard historian and author, for a Distinguished Lecture on September 2, 2015, at 4:00 p.m. at the Lyric Theatre in Blacksburg, VA. Dr. Oreskes is a professor of the history of science and affiliated professor of Earth and planetary sciences at Harvard University. Her research focuses on the earth and environmental sciences, with a particular interest in understanding scientific consensus and dissent. Dr. Oreskes has received international acclaim for her 2010 book, "Merchants of Doubt, How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco to Global Warming," co-authored with Erik M. Conway. It was shortlisted for the Los Angeles Time Book Prize, received the 2011 Watson-Davis Prize from the History of Science Society, and was recently adapted into a documentary film. Dr. Oreskes' visit represents the second in a Public Distinguished Lecture Series sponsored by the Global Change Center at Virginia Tech. The lecture series is designed to bring some of the world's leading scholars to the Blacksburg community to discuss critical environmental and societal issues in an open forum.en
dc.description.notesDr. Oreskes' lecture was given at 4:00pm, September 2, 2015 at the Lyric Theatre in Blacksburg, Virginia.en
dc.description.notesVideo editing by Elizabeth McVoyen
dc.description.sponsorshipVirginia Tech. Global Change Centeren
dc.description.sponsorshipVirginia Tech. Interfaces of Global Change Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Programen
dc.description.sponsorshipVirginia Tech. WLP Endowed Lecture Funden
dc.description.sponsorshipVirginia Tech. Office of Undergraduate Researchen
dc.description.sponsorshipVirginia Tech. Department of Historyen
dc.description.sponsorshipVirginia Tech. Graduate Schoolen
dc.description.sponsorshipVirginia Tech. Fralin Life Science Instituteen
dc.format.extent70 min.en
dc.format.extent2.24 GBen
dc.format.mimetypevideo/mp4en
dc.identifier.otherOreskes_Naomi20150902.mp4en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/63901en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherVirginia Tech. University Librariesen
dc.relation.ispartofPublic Distinguished Lecture Seriesen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.holderVirginia Tech. University Librariesen
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectClimate change politicsen
dc.subjectGlobal warmingen
dc.subjectScientific consensusen
dc.subjectHistory of scienceen
dc.subjectPhilosophy of scienceen
dc.titleShould We Trust Science? Perspectives from the History and Philosophy of Scienceen
dc.title.alternativeDistinguished Lecture: Dr. Naomi Oreskes, Science Historian and Authoren
dc.typePresentationen
dc.typeVideoen
dc.type.dcmitypeMovingImageen
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