Developing Virtues in the Practice of Science

Location: Colloquium – Durham University


September 7–9, 2017

This colloquium gathers invited scholars from multiple disciplines to examine project research on the virtues in the practice of science. It is the second of two colloquia for the Developing Virtues in the Practice of Science project. This colloquium was hosted at the Institute of Advanced Study at Durham University.

Many of the papers presented at this colloquium have been published in two special issues of the journal Philosophy, Theology and the Sciences 5.1 and 5.2 (2018).


Dori Beeler, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Louise Bezuidenhout, Institute for Science, Innovation and Society, University of Oxford
Markus Christen, University of Zürich
Celia Deane-Drummond, University of Notre Dame
Emily Dumler-Winckler, University of Notre Dame
Margot Fassler, University of Notre Dame
Jeanne Nakamura, Claremont Graduate University
Darcia Narvaez
, University of Notre Dame
Simon Oliver, Durham University
Rayna Rapp, New York University
Emanuele Ratti, University of Notre Dame
Tim Reilly
, University of Notre Dame
Michael Spezio, Scripps College
Tom Stapleford, University of Notre Dame
Fionagh Thomson, University of Notre Dame
Nathaniel Warne, University of Notre Dame


Institute of Advanced Study
Durham University
6 Owengate
Durham DH1 3HB


Thursday, September 7, 2017

18:00 Opening Reception
19:00 Introduction to Colloquium and Welcome

Friday, September 8, 2017

09:00 Session 1: Dori Beeler & Louise Bezuidenhout
09:50 Session 2: Fionagh Thomson
11:00 Session 3: Darcia Narvaez & Tim Reilly
11:50 Session 4: Nathaniel Warne
12:40 Lunch
13:40 Session 5: Tom Stapleford
14:35 Field Trip Offsite: Lab Visit 1
15:15 Field Trip Offsite: Lab Visit 2 

18:00 Dinner

Saturday, September 9, 2017

11:00 Session 6: Michael Spezio
11:50 Session 7: Emanuele Ratti
12:40 Lunch
13:15 Session 8: Emily Dumler-Winckler
14:05 Session 9: Margot Fassler

18:30 Dinner

This event has been made possible by support from the Templeton Religion Trust.

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