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Science and Informed, Counterfactual, Democratic Consent

Keren, Arnon (2014) Science and Informed, Counterfactual, Democratic Consent. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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On many science-related policy questions, the public is unable to make informed decisions, because of its inability to make use of knowledge and information obtained by scientists. Philip Kitcher and James Fishkin have both suggested therefore that on certain science-related issues, public policy should not be decided upon by actual democratic vote, but should instead conform to the public's Counterfactual Informed Democratic Decision (CIDD). Indeed, this suggestion underlies Kitcher's specification of an ideal of a well-ordered science. The paper argues that this suggestion misconstrues the normative significance of CIDDs. At most, CIDDs might have epistemic significance, but no authority or legitimizing force.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
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Keren, Arnonakeren@research.haifa.ac.il
Keywords: Science and Democracy; Well-ordered Science; Consent; Philip Kitcher; James Fishkin
Subjects: General Issues > Ethical Issues
General Issues > Science and Society
General Issues > Science Policy
General Issues > Values In Science
Depositing User: Dr. Arnon Keren
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2014 12:41
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2014 12:41
Item ID: 11010
Subjects: General Issues > Ethical Issues
General Issues > Science and Society
General Issues > Science Policy
General Issues > Values In Science
Date: 6 November 2014
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/11010

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