Third year LPS graduate student Justin Bruner will give a paper called "Policing Epistemic Communities" at a conference entitled "Choosing the Future of Science: The Social Organization of Scientific Inquiry." The conference will be hosted by the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Philosophy of Science on the 20th and 21st of April, 2013 in conjunction with this year's Salmon Lecture, to be given by Philip Kitcher. Bruner's paper uses methods from evolutionary game theory to explore how scientific communities can "police" themselves--i.e., ensure that high standards of rigor are maintained--even though they lack a centralized authority.

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