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Science and Values in Climate Risk Management Speaker Series: Elisabeth Lloyd

Distinguished Professor, History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine—Indiana University Bloomington
by David Price Nov 03, 2020
When Apr 01, 2021
from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Where Virtual (Zoom)
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Elisabeth Lloyd

Elisabeth Lloyd

Distinguished Professor, History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine
Indiana University Bloomington

 Elisabeth Lloyd received her BA from the University of Colorado in 1980 and her PhD from Princeton University in 1984, where she worked with Bas van Fraassen. She has received numerous awards and grants, including several from the National Science Foundation. Her research interests are primarily in the philosophy of biology, general philosophy of science, the role of models in science, and gender issues in science. She has recently taught courses in these areas, as well as a graduate seminar on the American pragmatists and one of the philosophy surveys in her department.

Structure and Confirmation of Evolutionary Theory

Lloyd’s publications include The Structure and Confirmation of Evolutionary Theory (Greenwood Press, 1988; Princeton University Press, 1994) and “Feyerabend, Mill, and Pluralism” (Philosophy of Science, 1997).

Lloyd holds the Arnold and Maxine Tanis Chair of History and Philosophy of Science. She is also professor of biology, adjunct professor of philosophy, affiliated faculty scholar at the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, and adjunct faculty at the Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior.


The Science and Values in Climate Risk Management Speaker Series hosts invited speakers to generate discussion bridging the scientific and ethical sides of climate change research. The speakers will present new ideas designed for an interdisciplinary audience.

This series is organized by the Center for Climate Risk Management and the Climate and Sustainability Ethics Initiative in the Rock Ethics Institute, which is convened by Casey HelgesonKlaus Keller, and Nancy Tuana.