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On the Interplay of the Cognitive and the Social in Scientific Practices

Lacey, Hugh (2004) On the Interplay of the Cognitive and the Social in Scientific Practices. In: [2004] Philosophy of Science Assoc. 19th Biennial Meeting - PSA2004: Contributed Papers (Austin, TX; 2004) > PSA 2004 Contributed Papers. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    I consider the questions, central to recent disagreements between Longino and Kitcher: Is it constitutive of making judgments of the cognitive acceptability of theories that they be made under certain social relations (that embody specific social values) that have been cultivated among investigators (Longino)? Or is making them (sound ones) just a consequence of social interactions that occur under these relations (Kitcher)? While generally endorsing the latter view, I make a distinction, not made by Longino, between sound acceptance and endorsement of a theory, and argue that her view applies to endorsement.


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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Keywords: cognitive values, social values, transgenics, theory acceptance
    Subjects: General Issues > Science and Society
    Conferences and Volumes: [2004] Philosophy of Science Assoc. 19th Biennial Meeting - PSA2004: Contributed Papers (Austin, TX; 2004) > PSA 2004 Contributed Papers
    Depositing User: Hugh Lacey
    Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2004
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:12
    Item ID: 1881
    Public Domain: No
    Conference Date: November 2004
    Conference Location: Austin
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1881

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