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SCI PHI is a weekly philosophy of science podcast featuring interviews with prominent and up-and-coming philosophers of science who engage with scientists in interesting ways.

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SCI PHI is a weekly philosophy of science podcast featuring interviews with prominent and up-and-coming philosophers of science who engage with scientists in interesting ways.

    Episode 68 - Sean Valles

    Episode 68 - Sean Valles

    On Episode 68, Nick chats with Dr. Sean Valles, Associate Professor of
    Philosophy at Michigan State University and author of the book, Philosophy
    of Population Health: Philosophy for a New Public Health Era, about
    problematic discourse surrounding COVID-19, the need for promoting a
    “culture of health,” the dangers of COVID-19 hobbyism, addressing COVID-19
    mental health concerns, advice for professors planning to add COVID-19
    material to their classes, and looking toward a a future ethics of health
    resilience post-COVID-19.

    Episode 67 - Thomas Pradeu

    Episode 67 - Thomas Pradeu

    On Episode 67, Nick chats with Dr. Thomas Pradeu, CNRS Senior investigator (DR2), and Head of the group “Conceptual and theoretical analysis of immune activation and biological boundaries at the University of Bordeaux, about Philosophy in biology—an innovative way to combine the contributions of philosophy of biology, experimental biology, and medical biology—and how this approach enriches the conceptualization, explanation, and modeling of biological processes.

    Episode 66 - Caterina Marchionni

    Episode 66 - Caterina Marchionni

    On Episode 66, Nick chats with Dr. Caterina Marchionni, University Lecturer in Practical Philosophy and member of TINT,  Centre for Philosophy of the Social Sciences, at the University of Helsinki, about her work in the philosophy and methodology of economics.

    Episode 65 - Remco Heesen

    Episode 65 - Remco Heesen

    On Episode 65, Nick chats with Dr. Remco Heesen, faculty member in philosophy at the University of Western Australia, about his research concerning what happens after scientific evidence is collected, such as the scientist’s choice of when to share her findings, and how peer review may affect what gets reported.

    Episode 64 - Matt Brown

    Episode 64 - Matt Brown

    On Episode 64, Nick chats with Dr. Matt Brown, Associate Professor of Philosophy and History of Ideas, and Director of the Center for Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology at University of Texas at Dallas, about the ways in which science is a value-laden enterprise, the impact of the value-ladenness of science on our conception of the role of science in policy, and the parallels between scientific and technological, ethical and political inquiries.

    Episode 63 - Hannah Rubin

    Episode 63 - Hannah Rubin

    On Episode 63, Nick chats with Dr. Hannah Rubin, Assistant Professor at Notre Dame University about her growing research on the evolution of cooperative and altruistic behavior, genetics in evolutionary game theory, experimental economics in philosophy, and her experience serving as Managing Editor for the journal, Philosophy of Science.

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