Stephen John

Project Leader, 2016 - March 2020


Stephen John is the Hatton Lecturer in the Philosophy of Public Health at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Cambridge. He works mainly on topics at the intersection of philosophy of science, ethical theory and public health policy. He has a particular interest in the proper role of nonepistemic values in scientific decision making.

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Stephen John


Stephen John

Science of Intelligence and its Values

The recent ‘social turn’ in the philosophy of science emphasises that science does not proceed in an ethical and political vacuum and that its value presuppositions can be both a blessing and a curse. As blessings, they can constrain science in the service of ideals of justice, wellbeing, and equality. As curses, they can hide […]