Event

Apr 26, 2022
Historicizing Trust in Medicine

Commentator: Alfred Freeborn
Moderator: Lara Keuck

 

The End of Medical Expertise?

Have online threats and harassment of medical personnel throughout the COVID pandemic as well as public refusal to abide by public health measures signalled the death of medical expertise? While these concerning events are despairingly described as a war on science, the end of expertise, and “post-truth,” a social epistemology re-reading of events as changing parameters of trust in public health and health care institutions provides a more nuanced understanding of the problem and what to do about it.

 

Biography

Address
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin, Germany
Room
Zoom/Online Meeting Platform
Contact and Registration

This event takes place online. A number of places are available to the public—please email PUBLIC@MPIWG-BERLIN.MPG.DE by April 19, 2022 to register. For further information about the program, please contact Lara Keuck (lkeuck@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de).

 

IC HEADER 2021-22TRUSTING SCIENCE  

This event is part of the MPIWG's Institute's Colloquium 2021–22 series "Trusting Science," which seeks to explore this topic from interdisciplinary, transnational, and longue durée perspectives. Learn more about the series here.

 

2022-04-26T14:00:00SAVE IN I-CAL 2022-04-26 14:00:00 2022-04-26 15:30:00 Historicizing Trust in Medicine Commentator: Alfred Freeborn Moderator: Lara Keuck   The End of Medical Expertise? Have online threats and harassment of medical personnel throughout the COVID pandemic as well as public refusal to abide by public health measures signalled the death of medical expertise? While these concerning events are despairingly described as a war on science, the end of expertise, and “post-truth,” a social epistemology re-reading of events as changing parameters of trust in public health and health care institutions provides a more nuanced understanding of the problem and what to do about it.   Biography Maya Goldenberg Maya Goldenberg is an associate professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Guelph (Canada). She studies philosophy of science and medicine, especially evidence and healthcare decision-making, science and values, and science in relation to the public. She is author of Vaccine Hesitancy: Public Trust, Expertise, and the War on Science (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2021).  Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin, Germany Zoom/Online Meeting Platform Lara Keuck Lara Keuck Europe/Berlin public