Vortrag: Science and values: The new demarcation problem in philosophy of science

Das Institut für Philosphie lädt ein zum Vortrag

Science and values: The new demarcation problem in philosophy of science

von Daria Jadreškić (Alpen Adria Universität Klagenfurt),

am Mittwoch, 13. Dezember 2023, um 18.00 Uhr, im N.1.71 (Nordtrakt)



The talk will give an overview of contemporary perspectives on the relation between scientific research and non-epistemic values (moral, social, and political values) recently formulated as the new demarcation problem in philosophy of science. The problem is how to distinguish between legitimate and illegitimate influence of values in science. For example, how to principally include a concern for public health as a legitimate influence for setting evidential standards in biomedical research while principally excluding commercial interests from doing the same, especially since the two values are strongly interwoven in private-public research contexts.




Daria Jadreškić works in science & technology studies and philosophy of science, especially social epistemology and values in science, at the University of Klagenfurt/ Celovec. She is a postdoctoral researcher in the FWF project “Producing novelty and securing credibility in LHC experiments“ at the Department of Science Communication and Higher Education Research. She holds a PhD in philosophy of science from the University of Hannover.




Der Vortrag findet auf Englisch statt. / Predavanje bo v angleščini. / The talk will be in English.

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Vortrag: Making sense of image-making in ultrasound practices




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Making sense of image-making in ultrasound practices

von Nicole Miglio, State University of Milan 

am Mittwoch, 22. November 2023, um 18.00 Uhr, im N.1.71 (Nordtrakt)



Along with their diagnostic purposes, fetal images produced through ultrasound have attained a central place in our visual culture. Their iconic power continues to create dissent and debate, not least because of the bioethical issues they raise. Already the first practitioner applying ultrasound in obstetrics (Ian Donald from the 1950s in Glasgow) advocated for using it not just for therapeutic purposes, but also to give pregnant women visual testimonies of the life of their fetuses with the aim of discouraging decisions to interrupt a pregnancy. This deployment would later become mandatory in some Western countries, and it remains so to this day (e.g. in the US). But both the anti-abortion positions using ultrasound scans as photographs in this way, and the feminist critiques arguing they are in fact photographic manipulations of reality, take it for granted that ultrasound machines provide more or less transparent visual access to the fetus. The first part of this talk will thus address fetal visualization: the relationship between technologies that make it possible to ‘see’ the inside of a body (of the pregnant self) and the perceived constitution of another human being (the fetus). By exploring how this new model of image-making impacts the way pregnant people undergo screenings, and deploying a post-phenomenological and enactivist framework, it will then be shown that bioethical issues arising from ultrasound technologies are tied up with the kind of images they produce.


Nicole Miglio is a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Philosophy “Piero Martinetti”, State University of Milan, where she works on the project Imagin(in)g: In Utero Imagination and Visualization, part of the research line The Agency of the Image. She holds a Ph.D. in Phenomenology from San Raffaele University (Milan), during which she did research stays in the US (George Washington University) and the UK (University of Exeter). She worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Women’s and Gender Studies Department, University of Haifa and held a visiting position at Penn State University (Fall 2022). Her main research interests lie in the fields of aesthetics, phenomenology, STS, and feminist philosophy. She has published in scientific peer-reviewed international journals like Chiasmi International, Cinéma & Cie, Frontiers in Pain Research, and Puncta. Journal of Critical Phenomenology.


Der Vortrag findet auf Englisch statt. / Predavanje bo v angleščini. / The talk will be in English.

Alle sind herzlich eingeladen! / Prisrčno vabimo! / All welcome!


Der Vortrag ist Teil des Kolloquiums des Instituts für Philosophie. / Predavanje je del kolokvija Inštituta za filozofijo. / The talk is part of the Colloquium of the Institute of Philosophy.

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