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The Descent of Scent: Model Thinking in Olfaction Theory

Seminar   25.03.2013

Starts

25.03.2013

Ends

25.03.2013

Speakers

Ann-Sophie Barwich (Egenis)

Organised by

Egenis

Venue

Egenis,Byrne House,University of Exeter,St Germans Road,Exeter, EX4 4PJ

Room no: GF7

Event details

Time: 3:30 - 5.00pm

Abstract

This paper explores the diverging judgements of evidential support within the debate between two rival explanations for the mechanism of primary odour recognition. By addressing an underexplored, unresolved contemporary case study of conflicting research programmes, it offers a new perspective on questions about what counts as evidence for (or against) a theory. Issues addressed will include: the different strategies of modelling facts, , problems of measurement and the impact of scientific discoveries and advancements in technology on theory development. Providing an epistemic history of recent disciplinary trajectories in olfaction, the wider aim is to develop flexible conceptual tools for theory assessment.

Further details

http://www.genomicsnetwork.ac.uk/egenis/events/pastevents/seminars/furtherdetails,26589,en.t4.html