Thu, Jan 16, 2014: Patents & Progress: What to do about Corrupt Medical Research Practices

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Join us for a free public lecture at 7-9pm on Thursday January 16th, 2014 in Room 179 (west end of the building on the ground floor) at University College, 15 King’s College Circle, Toronto, ON by:

James R. Brown, Professor of Philosophy, University of Toronto

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Patents & Progress: What to do about Corrupt Medical Research Practices

Bio

James Robert Brown (born in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian philosopher of science. He is a Professor of philosophy at the University of Toronto. In the philosophy of mathematics, he has advocated mathematical Platonism, and in the philosophy of science he has defended scientific realism mostly against anti-realist views associated with social constructivism. He is largely known for his pioneering writing about thought experiments in science and in general. In 2007, he was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Books
· The Rational and the Social (Routledge 1989)
· New edition The Laboratory of the Mind: Thought Experiments in the Natural Sciences (Routledge 1991, second edition 2010)
· Smoke and Mirrors: How Science Reflects Reality (Routledge 1994)
· Philosophy of Mathematics: An Introduction to the World of Proofs and Pictures (Routledge 1999, second edition 2008)
· Who Rules in Science? An Opinionated Guide to the Wars (Harvard 2001)
· New Platonism, Naturalism, and Mathematical Knowledge (Routledge 2012)
· New Philosophy of Science: The Key Thinkers (edited) (Continuum 2012)
· New Thought Experiments in Philosophy, Science, and the Arts (ed. with M. Frappier and L. Meynell ) (Routledge 2012)

Forthcoming Books
· Seismology: Bringing Idealization Down to Earth (with Michael Slawinski) (World Scientific 2014)
· Subtle Matter: A History of Aether (Oxford 2014)
· Philosophy of Science (Plenum 2014)

About this lecture series
Click here for full list of the 2013/2014 Vital Discussions of Human Security lecture series events: http://www.scienceforpeace.ca/vital-discussions-of-human-security-fall-2013-spring-2014
Click here for videos from previous lectures: http://www.youtube.com/user/Science4Peace

Co-Sponsored by University College Health Studies Programme, Canadian Pugwash Group, Science for Peace and Voice of Women for Peace.



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