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Serendipity: an Argument for Scientific Freedom?

Ruphy, Stéphanie and Bedessem, Baptiste (2016) Serendipity: an Argument for Scientific Freedom? In: UNSPECIFIED.

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The unpredictability of the development and results of a research program is often invoked in favor of a free, desinterested science that would be led mainly by scientific curiosity, in contrast with a use-inspired science led by definite practical expectations. This paper will challenge a crucial but underexamined assumption in this line of defense of scientific freedom, namely that a free science is the best system of science to generate unexpected results. We will propose conditions favoring the occurrence of unexpected facts in the course of a scientific investigation and then establish that use-inspired science actually scores better in this area.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
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Ruphy, Stéphanie
Bedessem, Baptiste
Keywords: planned science ; use-inspired science ; autonomy; scientific freedom
Subjects: General Issues > Science and Society
General Issues > Science Policy
Depositing User: Stéphanie Ruphy
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2016 13:31
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2016 13:31
Item ID: 12508
Subjects: General Issues > Science and Society
General Issues > Science Policy
Date: 24 October 2016
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/12508

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