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Dynamics and Diversity in Epistemic Communities

O'Connor, Cailin and Bruner, Justin (2016) Dynamics and Diversity in Epistemic Communities. UNSPECIFIED.

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Academics and other researchers regularly engage in strategic interactions---bargaining, cooperation, collaboration, etc. Given this strategic setting, we ask: how do the dynamics of social learning in epistemic communities influence outcomes of various actors? We focus, in particular, on minority groups in academia. As we show, evolutionary game theoretic models indicate that such actors may be disadvantaged through social learning. These dynamics, in turn, can impact the course of scientific inquiry and theory change by preventing the diversification of epistemic communities.


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O'Connor, Cailincailino@uci.edu
Bruner, Justinjustin.bruner@anu.edu.au
Keywords: evolution, bargaining, collaboration, epistemic community, norms, feminist epistemology, social epistemology, evolutionary game theory, social learning
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology > Evolutionary Theory
Specific Sciences > Economics
General Issues > Feminist Approaches
General Issues > Values In Science
Depositing User: Dr. Cailin O'Connor
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2016 02:10
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2016 02:10
Item ID: 12035
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology > Evolutionary Theory
Specific Sciences > Economics
General Issues > Feminist Approaches
General Issues > Values In Science
Date: April 2016
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/12035

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