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Judgment Aggregation in Science

Bright, Liam Kofi and Dang, Haixin and Heesen, Remco (2014) Judgment Aggregation in Science. [Preprint]

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Abstract

This paper raises the problem of judgment aggregation in science. The problem has two sides. First, how do scientists decide which propositions to assert in a collaborative document? And second, how should they make such decisions? The literature on judgment aggregation is relevant to the second question. Although little evidence is available regarding the first question, it suggests that current scientific practice is not in line with the most plausible recommendations from the judgment aggregation literature. We explore the evidence that is presently available before suggesting a number of avenues for future research on this problem.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Bright, Liam Kofilbright@andrew.cmu.edu
Dang, Haixinhad27@pitt.edu
Heesen, Remcorheesen@andrew.cmu.edu
Keywords: philosophy of science collaboration judgment aggregation
Subjects: General Issues > Decision Theory
General Issues > Science Policy
General Issues > Values In Science
Depositing User: Remco Heesen
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2014 21:53
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2014 21:53
Item ID: 11106
Subjects: General Issues > Decision Theory
General Issues > Science Policy
General Issues > Values In Science
Date: 31 October 2014
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/11106

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