PhilSci Archive

The Reference Class Problem for Credit Valuation in Science

Lee, Carole J. (2018) The Reference Class Problem for Credit Valuation in Science. In: UNSPECIFIED.

WarningThere is a more recent version of this item available.
[img]
Preview
Text
Lee_Ref_Class_Prob_10-30-2018.pdf

Download (165kB) | Preview

Abstract

Scholars belong to multiple communities of credit simultaneously. When these communities disagree about how much credit to assign to a scholarly achievement, this raises a puzzle for decision theory models of credit-seeking in science. The reference class problem for credit valuation in science is the problem of determining to which of an agent’s communities – which reference class – credit determinations should be indexed for any given act under any given state of nature. I will identify strategies and desiderata for resolving ambiguity in credit valuation due to this problem and explain how pursuing its solution could, ironically, lead to its dissolution.


Export/Citation: EndNote | BibTeX | Dublin Core | ASCII/Text Citation (Chicago) | HTML Citation | OpenURL
Social Networking:
Share |

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Lee, Carole J.c3@uw.edu0000-0002-5323-9205
Keywords: Decision theory, credit economy, reference class problem, science policy
Subjects: General Issues > Decision Theory
General Issues > Science and Policy
Depositing User: Dr. Carole J. Lee
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2018 23:43
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2018 23:43
Item ID: 15228
Subjects: General Issues > Decision Theory
General Issues > Science and Policy
Date: 30 October 2018
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/15228

Available Versions of this Item

Monthly Views for the past 3 years

Monthly Downloads for the past 3 years

Plum Analytics

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item