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Kitcher on Well-Ordered Science: Should Science Be Measured against the Outcomes of Ideal Democratic Deliberation?

Keren, Arnon (2013) Kitcher on Well-Ordered Science: Should Science Be Measured against the Outcomes of Ideal Democratic Deliberation? THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, 28 (2). pp. 233-244. ISSN 2171-679X

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Abstract

What should the goals of scientific inquiry be? What questions should scientists investigate, and how
should our resources be distributed between different lines of investigation? Philip Kitcher has suggested
that we should answer these questions by appealing to an ideal based on the consideration of hypothetical
democratic deliberations under ideal circumstances. This paper examines possible arguments that might
support acceptance of this ideal for science, and argues that neither the arguments presented by Kitcher
(2001, 2011b) nor traditional arguments for democracy succeed in justifying its acceptance.

¿Cuáles deberían ser las metas de la investigación científica? ¿Qué cuestiones deberían investigar los científicos, y cómo deberían distribuirse nuestros recursos entre diferentes líneas de investigación? Philip Kitcher
ha sugerido que deberíamos responder a estas preguntas apelando a un ideal basado en la consideración
de deliberaciones democráticas hipotéticas en circunstancias ideales. Este artículo examina los posibles
argumentos que podrían apoyar la aceptación de este ideal para la ciencia, y defiende que ni los argumentos
presentados por Kitcher (2001, 2011b) ni los argumentos tradicionales para la democracia logran justificar
su aceptación.


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Keren, Arnon
Additional Information: ISSN: 0495-4548 (print)
Keywords: Philip Kitcher; Democracy; Science; Philosophy of Science; democracia; ciencia; filosofía de la ciencia
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Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2014 18:02
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2014 18:02
Item ID: 10172
Journal or Publication Title: THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science
Publisher: Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea / Universidad del País Vasco
Official URL: http://www.ehu.es/ojs/index.php/THEORIA/article/vi...
DOI or Unique Handle: https://doi.org/10.1387/theoria.6590
Date: May 2013
Page Range: pp. 233-244
Volume: 28
Number: 2
ISSN: 2171-679X
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/10172

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