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Past Events for Post-Truth

Upcoming Events / Book Tour for The Scientific Attitude


January 31
Public Presentation
Sponsored by the Ministry of Health
Rome, Italy

February 22, 7:30 p.m.
Speaking Event
"From Post-Truth to The Scientific Attitude"
The American Philosophical Association, Central Division Meeting
Denver, CO

March 13, 7:30 p.m
"Did Truth Ever Matter?"
The Getty Center (sponsored by Zocalo Public Square)
Los Angeles, CA

April 1
Private event
Avon Old Farms School
Avon, CT

April 2, 6:30 p.m.
Public Lecture
Sacred Heart University
Fairfield, CT

April 28, 1 p.m.
Public Lecture
The Scientific Attitude
Greater Boston Humanists
Phillips Brooks House
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

May 10, 7 p.m.
Book Launch
Newtonville Books
Newton, MA

May 13, 6 p.m.
Book Signing
MIT Press Bookstore
Cambridge, MA

May 20, 7 p.m.
Book Signing
Vroman's Books
Pasadena, CA

May 23, 4 p.m.
Keynote Address
"The Challenges of Constructing a Scientific Theory"
The Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada

May 26, 7 p.m.
Book Signing
East End Books
Provincetown, MA

June 3, 7:30 p.m.
Speaking Event
"Defending Science from Denial and Fraud"
Seattle Town Hall
The Forum at Town Hall (west entrance)
1119 Eighth Ave.
Seattle, WA

June 4, 7:30 p.m.
Book Signing
Powell's Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR

June 12, 7 p.m.
Public Lecture
Fake News vs. Facts in a Post-Truth World
Cambridge Forum
Harvard Square
Cambridge, MA

June 19, 6:30 p.m.
Public Lecture
Boston Center for Adult Education
Boston, MA

September 18, 7 p.m.
Public Lecture
The Scientific Attitude
Pittsburgh Freethought Community
First Unitarian
605 Morewood Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA

September 19, 5:30 p.m.
Public Lecture
How to Talk to a Science Denier
The Humanist League
Carnegie Mellon University
Posner 152
Pittsburgh, PA

September 24, 3 p.m.
Speaking Event
The Scientific Attitude
The Union of Concerned Scientists
44 Brattle St.
Cambridge, MA

October 3, 7 p.m.
Speaking Event
From Post-Truth to the Scientific Attitude
The Humanities Studio
Pomona College
Rose Hills Theatre, Smith Campus Center
170 E. Sixth Street
Claremont, CA

October 8, 7 p.m.
Public Lecture
The Scientific Attitude
The Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA

October 25, 7:30 a.m.
Keynote Address
The Scientific Attitude and Science Education
Massachusetts Science Education Leadership Association
Courtyard Marriott
Marlborough, MA

October 26, 11:45 a.m.
Speaking Event
The Liberal Arts in a Post/Truth World
TheIdeas@Pomona Summit
Hyatt Centric Fisherman's Wharf
555 N. Point St.
San Francisco, CA

November 7, 3 p.m.
Speaking Event
The Scientific Attitude
The Francisco Manuel dos Santos Foundation
Auditório do Departamento de Ambiente e
Ordenamento da Universidade de Aveiro
Aveiro, Portugal

December 6, 1-6 p.m.
Managing Misinformation About Science
Boston Colloquium for the Philosophy of Science
Kilachand Center, Room 101, 610 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston University
Boston, MA


February 13–16
Should Scientists Become Lobbyists for Evidence?
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Washington State Convention Center
Seattle, WA


Latest News

Lee appeared on THE AGENDA with Steve Paikin to talk about defending science:

Lee talks about The Philosophy of Climate Denial on "Trump on Earth" (NPR Pittsburgh)

Lee was interviewed by The New Humanist

The Scientific Attitude was reviewed in The Guardian

The Scientific Attitude was reviewed in Publishers Weekly

Post-Truth was named to Forbes Magazine "A College Reading List for the Post-Truth Era"

Lee was interviewed by The Freethink Tank

Lee appeared on Science Salon with Michael Shermer

Lee spoke at the Cambridge Forum, which was televised on WGBH Forum Network:

Lee appeared on the podcast Thinking Clearly

Lee published an essay "Defending Science Through Its Values" with Inside Higher Education

Lee wrote "The Mueller Hearing and the Death of Facts," from The Conversation

Lee's article on Flat Earth and the Rise of Science Denial in America was reprinted as the cover story in the print edition of Newsweek!
(June 14, 2019)

"The Earth is Round.... But the Flat Earth movement is growing, and its tactics are spreading. It’s time we learned how to talk to science deniers."
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Lee spoke on "Defending Science from Denial and Fraud" at the Seattle Town hall. Click here for TV, here for radio and here for the podcast.

See Lee discuss his newest book on Science for the Public

Lee discusses The Scientific Attitude on The Robert Wright Show. Click here for TV and here for the podcast.

Hear Lee talk about Defending Science on WBUR's RADIO BOSTON

(Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Lee appeared on his hometown (Portland, Oregon) TV station to talk about his new book

Read Lee's article in Salon on Robert Mueller and the Post-Truth Era

Lee was interviewed on public radio in Seattle, The Record with Bill Radke, "How to Talk to a Flat Earther"

Watch Lee talk about his books on Novel Ideas:

Hear Lee on this WBUR podcast about vaccine denial

Lee was interviewed by the legendary Philip Adams on Australian Public Radio, "Defending science from denial, fraud and pseudoscience" with Philip Adams

Hear Lee on drive time radio in Los Angeles: Background Briefing with Ian Masters (scroll down), KPFK Radio

Lee was interviewed on Oregon public radio: How to Win an Argument with a Science Doubter, The Jefferson Exchange

Lee did a book signing at East End Books in Provincetown, MA

See Lee's op-ed "How to Reverse the Assault on Science" in Scientific American

Read an excerpt from The Scientific Attitude entitled "How Do We Reverse the Tide of an Anti-Science America?" that appeared in Lithub

Lee appeared on The Young Turks to talk about "Defending Science in the Post-Truth Era":

Lee appeared on Grok's Science

Lee talked about science denial on The Richard French Show:

Lee wrote an article in The Boston Globe on "What's So Special About Science?"

Q&A with Lee about The Scientific Attitude on Inside Higher Ed

Listen to an interview with Lee about The Scientific Attitude on The Tom Sumner Program

Hear Lee talk about The Scientific Attitude on Ideasphere, PRX Radio

Lee interviewed about The Scientific Attitude on Give and Take (podcast)

Lee talks about The Scientific Attitude on The Peter Tilden Show, KABC Radio

Watch Lee's interview about The Scientific Attitude on The David Pakman Show:

Lee was interviewed about The Scientific Attitude on FutureProof (Irish Newstalk radio)

Lee was on Swedish public radio

Hear Lee talk about "why everyone should think like a scientist" on the Octavian Report

Lee did a segment called "One philosopher's quest to take philosophy back to the streets" on "Tapestry with Mary Hynes" on CBC Radio

Lee did a segment called "Ask a Philosopher" on "All Of It" with Alison Stewart on WNYC:

Lee spoke on a panel that addressed the question "Did Truth Ever Matter" at the Getty Center in Los Angeles:

Post-Truth was named one of "6 books to help you understand the world" in The Week

Lee was featured in an article on "Fake News and Truth" in the Asahi Shimbun newspaper (Japan)

Lee was inteviewed on "Top of Mind with Julie Rose" about his time at the "Ask a Philosopher" booth in New York City

Lee's article "Could a Booster Shot of Truth Help Scientists Fight the Anti-Vaccine Crisis?" appeared in The Conversation

Post-Truth was named a "Best Book of 2018" on the PBS News Hour:

Lee's op-ed on his time at the "Ask A Philosopher" booth was published in The Conversation

Lee was featured in an article in Wired Italia

Lee was interviewed on New England Authors

Lee was interviewed in Get Lit Beacon

Lee has a new article in Newsweek

Lee has a new book—THE SCIENTIFIC ATTITUDE—coming out with MIT Press in April 2019

Hear Lee talk about "fake news" on The Greg and Dan Show:

Hear Lee's interview with Nebraska NPR
Note: Fast-forward to 8:55 for Lee’s interview

Hear Lee's interview with "America's Best-Selling Authors" at The LawBusiness Insider

Lee discusses Post-Truth with The Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs

Post-Truth was just reviewed in the Washington Post

Post-Truth was just reviewed in the New York Review of Books

Lee discusses Post-Truth on Sunday Edition (CBC/Radio Canada):

Post-Truth was named a CNN book-of-the-week by Fareed Zakaria

Hear Lee talk about Post-Truth on the Brian Lehrer Show (NPR)

Hear Lee talk about Post-Truth on the Colin McEnroe Show (NPR)

Read Lee's article "Why Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin lie... and why they are so good at it" in New Statesman

Read Lee's article "The Price of Denialism" in The New York Times

Watch Lee speak at the the Harvard Humanist Club on "Truth in an Era of Fake News":

Watch Lee speak on "Climate Science in an Age of Misinformation" at the University of Rhode Island:

Respecting Truth has won the 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award in Philosophy

Read Lee's article "The Attack on Truth" in The Chronicle of Higher Education

Read Lee's article "Making Philosophy Matter—or Else" in The Chronicle of Higher Education (PDF)

Read Lee's article "The Dark Ages of Social Science" in The Humanist

Dark Ages is now widely available in paperback

Dark Ages has won the Silver Award for Philosophy in the 2006 ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards

Lee's newest book:

Scientific Attitude

Available from MIT Press

Table of Contents:
Chapter 1. Scientific Method and the Problem of Demarcation
Chapter 2. Misconceptions about How Science Works
Chapter 3. The Importance of the Scientific Attitude
Chapter 4. The Scientific Attitude Need Not Solve the Problem of Demarcation
Chapter 5. Practical Ways in Which Scientists Embrace the Scientific Attitude
Chapter 6. How the Scientific Attitude Transformed Modern Medicine
Chapter 7. Science Gone Wrong: Fraud and Other Failures
Chapter 8. Science Gone Sideways: Denialists, Pseudoscientists, and Other Charlatans
Chapter 9. The Case for the Social Sciences
Chapter 10. Valuing Science

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