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A Plea for Minimally Biased Empirical Philosophy

Polonioli, Andrea (2017) A Plea for Minimally Biased Empirical Philosophy. [Preprint]

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Abstract

Naturalistic philosophers rely on literature search and review in a number of ways and for different purposes. Yet this article shows how processes of literature search and review are likely to be affected by widespread and systematic biases. A solution to this problem is offered here. Whilst the tradition of systematic reviews of literature from scientific disciplines has been neglected in philosophy, systematic reviews are important tools that minimize bias in literature search and review and allow for greater reproducibility and transparency. If naturalistic philosophers wish to reduce bias in their research, they should then supplement their traditional tools for literature search and review by including systematic methodologies.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Polonioli, Andrea
Keywords: Bias; Empirical Philosophy; Naturalism; Systematic Review; Philosophical Methodology; Reproducibility
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science
General Issues > Ethical Issues
General Issues > Philosophers of Science
Specific Sciences > Psychology/Psychiatry
General Issues > Values In Science
Depositing User: Dr Andrea Polonioli
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2017 23:14
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2017 23:14
Item ID: 12890
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science
General Issues > Ethical Issues
General Issues > Philosophers of Science
Specific Sciences > Psychology/Psychiatry
General Issues > Values In Science
Date: 2017
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/12890

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