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Priority and privilege in scientific discovery

Rubin, Hannah and Schneider, Mike D. (2020) Priority and privilege in scientific discovery. [Preprint]

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Abstract

The priority rule in science has been interpreted as a behavior regulator for the scientific community, which benefits society by adequately structuring the distribution of intellectual labor across pre-existing research programs. Further, it has been lauded as part of society's "grand reward scheme" because it fairly rewards people for the benefits they produce. But considerations about how news of scientific developments spreads throughout a scientific community at large suggest that the priority rule is something else entirely, which can disadvantage historically underrepresented or otherwise marginalized social groups.


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Item Type: Preprint
Creators:
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Rubin, Hannahhannahmrubin@gmail.com
Schneider, Mike D.mdschnei@uci.edu
Keywords: Social epistemology, priority rule, credit economy, under-representation, sociology of science
Subjects: General Issues > Social Epistemology of Science
Depositing User: Dr Hannah Rubin
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2020 04:12
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2020 04:12
Item ID: 18529
Subjects: General Issues > Social Epistemology of Science
Date: 2020
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/18529

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