Daten zum Projekt

Scientific Experts and the Pressures of Pandemic Policy Advice

Initiative: Corona Crisis and Beyond – Perspectives for Science, Scholarship and Society (beendet)
Bewilligung: 09.12.2020
Laufzeit: 1 Jahr 6 Monate


This project analyses how scientific expertise and trust can be generated under conditions of deep uncertainty and urgency, as illustrated by the current Corona pandemic. It aims to develop a set of principles for guiding scientifically informed public debate and policy advice. Pooling the resources of philosophy of public health, philosophy of science, and social epistemology, the project fosters a critically informed public understanding of the science/public-policy interface.


  • Prof. Dr. Mathias Frisch

    Universität Hannover
    Philosophische Fakultät
    Institut für Philosophie
    Professur für theoretische Philosophie,
    insbesondere Wissenschaftsphilosophie

  • Prof. Dr. Axel Gelfert

    Technische Universität Berlin
    Fakultät I
    Geistes- und Bildungswissenschaften
    Institut für Philosophie

  • Dr. Stephen John

    University of Cambridge
    History and Philosophy of Science