Sawyier Lecture: “How Law and Science Can Better Protect the Public’s Health”

Join the Department of Humanities for this semester’s Sawyier Philosophy Lecture in Science, Technology, and Society on Friday, April 6 from 2:30–4 p.m. in Hermann Hall 002. This semester’s guest speaker is Carl Cranor, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Riverside.

Law and science are typically utilized to protect the public’s health from toxic substances, but both must be appropriate for the task and well administered. Based on his recently published Tragic Failures (Oxford, 2017), Cranor will discuss how administrative health laws and the tort or personal injury law, using needed science, can better protect the public.

Refreshments will be served before the lecture at 2 p.m.

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Contact Lewis College of Human Sciences Professor of Philosophy Warren Schmaus ( with any questions.