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The Error's in the Gap: Synthesizing Accounts for Societal Values in Science

ChoGlueck, Christopher (2018) The Error's in the Gap: Synthesizing Accounts for Societal Values in Science. [Preprint]

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Kevin Elliott and others separate two common arguments for the legitimacy of societal values in scientific reasoning as the gap and the error arguments (respectively, the arguments from underdetermination and from inductive risk). This paper poses two questions: How are these two arguments related, and what can we learn from their interrelation? I contend that we can better understand the error argument as nested within the gap because the error is a limited case of the gap with narrower features. Furthermore, this nestedness provides philosophers with conceptual tools for analyzing more robustly how values pervade science.


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ChoGlueck, Christophercglueck@iu.edu0000-0002-6095-2105
Keywords: underdetermination; inductive risk; values in science; standards of evidence; uncertainty; scientific responsibility; bias; objectivity
Subjects: General Issues > Ethical Issues
General Issues > Feminist Approaches
General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
General Issues > Science and Society
General Issues > Theory/Observation
General Issues > Values In Science
Depositing User: Mr. Christopher ChoGlueck
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2018 17:20
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2018 17:20
Item ID: 14783
Official URL: https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/10.1086/6991...
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1086/699191
Subjects: General Issues > Ethical Issues
General Issues > Feminist Approaches
General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
General Issues > Science and Society
General Issues > Theory/Observation
General Issues > Values In Science
Date: October 2018
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/14783

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