Panel “Understanding and Progress” at the 2nd SURe Workshop (March 12-14, 2020, Emory University, Atlanta, GA)

Science makes progress, at least sometimes. But what constitutes the progress of science? One idea is that scientific understanding is key to scientific progress. This symposium will explore different aspects of scientific progress and scientific understanding so as to develop this idea and evaluate its plausibility. Possible topics include the role of scientific goals and questions for explicating progress, the epistemic value of progress, and the gradability of progress.

Sorin Bangu (Bergen)
Finnur Dellsen (Iceland)
Catherine Elgin (Harvard)
Insa Lawler (UNC-Greensboro)
Jared Millson (Agnes Scott)
Casey McCoy (Stockholm)

Conference “Understanding Progress and Progress in Understanding” (June 19-20, 2020, University of Iceland, Reykjavík)

Henk de Regt (Radboud)
Catherine Elgin (Harvard)
Michael Strevens (NYU)