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Wiser Use of Social Science, Wiser Wishes, Wiser Policies
Nancy Cartwright, London School of Economics and Political Science
This lecture will consider the rhetoric of blame and accountability with regards to social issues such as protection of children from domestic abuse. Amidst calls for best practice, and the insistence on implementing only policies that work, Cartwright questions whether policies that 'work' will work for us, and whether attendant problems, such as program failures, could result.
This lecture took place on March 9, 2012 at Western University as part of the Rotman Institute of Philosophy Speaker Series.
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