The Dennes Room

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Wed Mar 10, 2010
234 Moses Hall (Dennes Room), 6:10–8 PM
Working Group in the History and Philosophy of Logic, Mathematics, and Science
Helen Longino (Stanford)
Some puzzles about (human) behavioral sciences

NOTE: This event has been canceled

The nature-nurture debate seems to have been settled by researchers agreeing that many factors play a role in the etiology of behavioral dispositions and that the crucial challenge is to understand their interactions. Examination of such integrative programs raises questions about their explanatory scope. Reviewing the methods available to single factor programs such as behavioral genetics, neurophysiology, and family psychology, as well as to integrative research programs and more ecological programs, this talk asks what kind of knowledge do the (human) behavioral sciences make possible and what is its end?