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Event Type:  Lecture (This is an NIH Science event)
Title:  Joseph Agassi, Ph.D. - Is Genetic Evidence Ever Acceptable in Social Science Research?
Description:  You are invited to the sixth lecture of the NHGRI History of Genomics and Molecular Biology Lecture Series:

“Is Genetic Evidence Ever Acceptable in Social Science Research?”

Joseph Agassi, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor of Philosophy
Tel-Aviv University and York University, Toronto

April 19, 2018
10:00 to 11:00 AM
Building 45, Balcony B
Natcher Conference Center
National Institutes of Health

Professor Agassi is interested in the nature of scientific reasoning and the nature of evidence. His talk will be of general interest as he argues that genetic evidence in the social sciences should be treated like any evidence in the social sciences, underscoring that all evidence is subject to misinterpretation. Professor Agassi is an internationally recognized philosopher of science and political philosopher. He obtained his doctorate under Sir Karl Popper in 1956 in Logic and Scientific Method, where he was also Popper’s research assistant at the London School of Economics. He is the author of over 20 books, including Faraday as a Natural Philosopher (1971), Science in Flux (1975), Towards a Rational Philosophical Anthropology (1977), Technology: Philosophical and Social Aspects (also 1977), A Philosopher's Apprentice: In Karl Popper's Workshop (first published in 1993, second edition, revised and extended in 2008), Liberal Nationalism for Israel: Towards an Israeli National Identity (first published in Hebrew in 1984, English language edition with a new preface published in 1999), with Abraham Meidan, Philosophy from a Skeptical Perspective (2008), and most recently, with Abraham Meidan, Beg to Differ: The Logic of Disputes and Argumentation (2016.) He is the editor of co-editor of more than 10 books and the author of over 500 contributions to the learned press.

For information on upcoming speakers, please contact Chris Donohue at The lecture series is sponsored by the National Human Genome Research Institute's History of Genomi
Series Name:  NHGRI History of Genomics and Molecular Biology Lecture Series
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Name:   Joseph Agassi
Title:   Emeritus Professor of Philosophy
Organization:   Tel-Aviv University
City/Province:   Tel-Aviv
Country:   Israel

Organization(s):  NHGRI History of Genomics Program

Location:  On the main NIH Campus
Building:  Building 45 (Natcher Building)
Room:  Balcony B
Street Address:  NIH, Bldg. 31, Rm. 4B09
City:  Bethesda
State:  Maryland
Zip Code:  20892-2152

Name:   Chris Donohue
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