July 24th 2004-July 31st 2004

The Collegium Helveticum of the Swiss Institute of Technology (ETH), the Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science of Tel Aviv University, and the Center for Junior Research Fellows of the University of Konstanz, in cooperation with the Lion Foundation, are organizing a summer school on the topic “The Cunning of Science” in a beautiful old monastery in Switzerland.

The Summer School aims to examine a variety of scientific practices, focusing on cunning as a necessary but dangerous part of the search for scientific truth. Among the topics to be addressed are: scientific misconduct, strategy in psychological experiments, the uses of placebos in medical research, and the agency of scientific objects.

Rivka Feldhay of the Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science, Tel Aviv University, is scientific director of the Summer School. The main speakers are: José Brunner, Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University; Ulrike Felt, Institut für Wissenschaftstheorie und Wissenschaftsforschung der Universität Wien; John Forrester, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge: Dieter Lorenz, Fachbereich Rechtswissenschaft, Universität Konstanz: Hans-Jörg Rheinberger, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin.

The Summer School is a one-week intensive workshop (July 24 — July 31, 2004), which requires active participation; including preparatory readings, small group discussions, and the presentation of short papers. The participants will stay in the hotel of the Kartause Ittingen and receive free accommodation and full board. Travel costs of European participants will be covered in full; those of North American participants can only be covered in part. All material necessary for the preparation of the Summer School, as well as the cultural program during the School, is free.

The Summer School welcomes applications from doctoral and post-doctoral students from all academic disciplines in the natural, social and human sciences. Applications should include a CV and a brief letter (500 words) detailing current research interests, as well as the reason for wanting to take part in the Summer School. Applications must be sent by April 30, 2004 to: [email protected]. All applicants will be notified after May 15, 2004.

For further information visit the website of the Summer School at http://www.summerschool-ittingen.ch, write to the email address above, or contact Daniel Strassberg, Lion Foundation, Weinbergstr.145, 8006 Zürich, Switzerland. Phone +411-364 51 30; Fax +411-361 19 05.