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Philosophy of Science and The Replicability Crisis

Romero, Felipe (2019) Philosophy of Science and The Replicability Crisis. [Preprint]

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Abstract

Replicability is widely taken to ground the epistemic authority of science. However, in recent years, important published findings in the social, behavioral, and biomedical sciences have failed to replicate, suggesting that these fields are facing a “replicability crisis.” For philosophers, the crisis should not be taken as bad news but as an opportunity to do work on several fronts, including conceptual analysis, history and philosophy of science, research ethics, and social epistemology. This article introduces philosophers to these discussions. First, I discuss precedents and evidence for the crisis. Second, I discuss methodological, statistical, and social-structural factors that have contributed to the crisis. Third, I focus on the philosophical issues raised by the crisis. Finally, I discuss proposed solutions and highlight the gaps that philosophers could focus on.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Romero, Felipec.f.romero@rug.nl
Additional Information: forthcoming, Philosophy Compass
Keywords: experimentation, replication
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science
General Issues > Experimentation
Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
Specific Sciences > Psychology
General Issues > Social Epistemology of Science
Depositing User: Dr. Felipe Romero
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2019 01:35
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2019 01:35
Item ID: 16361
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science
General Issues > Experimentation
Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
Specific Sciences > Psychology
General Issues > Social Epistemology of Science
Date: 2019
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/16361

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