The Astor Lecture in Science and Capitalism 2019: ‘The Infirmity of Open Science in Pharmaceutical Research’

Professor Mirowski will participate in two other events which you are warmly invited to attend: * Panel discussion: ‘The Trouble with Open Science’ – 21 May, 2-4pm – Seminar Room, Institute for Science, Innovation and Society (InSIS), 64 Banbury Road. Participants will include Philip Mirowski (Notre Dame) and Sabina Leonelli (Exeter). Chair: Javier Lezaun (InSIS). * Roundtable workshop: ‘Science and the Market in Long-term Perspective’ – 24 May, 12pm-2pm in the Amersi Lecture Theatre, Brasenose College. Participants will include Philip Mirowski (Notre Dame), Rob Iliffe (Oxford) and Christopher McKenna (Oxford).

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Philip Mirowski is Carl Koch Professor of Economics and the History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of, among others, The Knowledge we have Lost in Information (2017), More Heat than Light (1989), Machine Dreams (2001), ScienceMart (2011), and Never Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste (2013). He is a recipient of the Ludwig Fleck Prize from the Society for Social Studies of Science, and was named Distinguished Scholar by the History of Economics Society. He has been visiting professor at Yale, University of Massachusetts, Amsterdam, Oxford All Souls, Montevideo, and Paris-Sorbonne. A conference devoted to his work was held by the boundary 2 collective in 2017. His recent research on the problems of open science has appeared in Social Studies of Science. Outside of the economics profession, he is perhaps best known for his work on the history and political philosophy of neoliberalism, and his methodological watchword that intellectual history is the story of thought collectives, not heroic individuals.

Followed by a drinks reception. Registration required.