Can science really tell us how to live well?

Can science really tell us how to live well?

Can science really tell us how to live well?
Monday 27 September 2021, 11.00am to 11.50am BST
Past event
Past event
Monday 27 September 2021, 11.00am to 11.50am BST
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Open to: 
Alumni and guests
Theme: 
Humanities, Science and technology, Social sciences, Sport and wellbeing

We expect of science to give us tools to improve our lives, but we are also nervous about the overreach of experts into domains of personal values. How do we square this circle? Dr Anna Alexandrova will report on the recent attempts to give a scientific basis for wellbeing and happiness and how to make this science more participatory and less technocratic.

Can science really tell us how to live well?

Speakers

Dr Anna Alexandrova

Fellow of King's
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Anna Alexandrova is a Reader in Philosophy of Science and a fellow of King's College. She writes on how scientists navigate morally charged and complex phenomena, such as wellbeing and mental health, and the role of formal models and indicators in their scholarly and public work.

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Contact

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Email: 
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