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Formal models of the scientific community and the value-ladenness of science (article under review)

Politi, Vincenzo (2021) Formal models of the scientific community and the value-ladenness of science (article under review). UNSPECIFIED.

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In the past few years, several formal models of the social organisation of science have been developed. While their robustness and representational adequacy has been analysed at length, the function of these models has begun to be discussed in more general terms only recently. This paper is a contribution to the general philosophical debate on the formal models of the social organisation of science. Its aim is to understand which view of science these models end up supporting as a consequence of their philosophical presuppositions, which are also in need to be explicated. It will be argued that, because of some of their philosophical underpinnings, current formal models of the scientific community do not explain the internal role that moral and societal values play in scientific research. It will also be discussed whether formal models of the social organization of science can actually capture the value-ladenness of science. At the same time, it will be shown that the discussion on the formal models of the scientific community may contribute in fruitful ways to the ongoing discussions about value judgements in science.


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Politi, Vincenzovin.politi@gmail.com
Additional Information: Article under review
Keywords: Social epistemology of science; Agent-Based Models; Non-epistemic values in science; value-free ideal; Thomas Kuhn
Subjects: General Issues > Computer Simulation
General Issues > Ethical Issues
General Issues > Models and Idealization
General Issues > Philosophers of Science
General Issues > Science and Society
General Issues > Social Epistemology of Science
General Issues > Values In Science
Depositing User: Vincenzo Politi
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2021 23:50
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2021 23:50
Item ID: 19316
Subjects: General Issues > Computer Simulation
General Issues > Ethical Issues
General Issues > Models and Idealization
General Issues > Philosophers of Science
General Issues > Science and Society
General Issues > Social Epistemology of Science
General Issues > Values In Science
Date: July 2021
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/19316

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