General view of the Sala d'Ercole

PNS 5 Symposium

Knowledge, Science Practices and Integrity: Quality through Post-Normal Science Lenses.

University of Florence (Florence, IT)
Palazzo Fenzi-Marucelli

21 -23 September 2020

As science's inter-penetration with technology, finance, politics and mass-media becomes ever more profound, new challenges arise.  Scientific practices are becoming increasingly diverse — for example, as citizen science, DIY and makers movements gain prominence, and traditional, local and indigenous knowledge are (re)valued.  Plurality in the forms of knowledge increases complexity.  In this context, the protection of integrity and quality of knowledge includes critical thinking about science itself.  New demarcations are needed, between science practices with qualities that are negotiated with society, and practices that are shoddy, entrepreneurial, opportunistic, reckless, vacuous, or outright dirty.  Confronting issues at the science-technology-policy interface with PNS lenses yields something more rigorously managed than politics, less precise than laboratory science, more challenging than either of them, and with the potential to restore integrity to science practice and prudence in policy advice.

Event place Symposium 2020

Registration will open in late 2019.

Registration rates will be published in due course.


Address - Jerry Ravetz @PNS4


Jerry Ravetz at 90

A Workshop
31 May 2019, 09.30 – 18.00
Oxford Martin School, 34 Broad Street
Oxford OX2 3BD

Flyer: jerry_ravetz_flyer.docx

Dates to keep in mind

Event local time

More details are coming soon

21st Sept 2020
9:00 AM
23rd Sept 2020
1:30 PM

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