PhilSci Archive

Aggregating Judgement in Scientifc Practice

Künstler, Raphaël (2012) Aggregating Judgement in Scientifc Practice. [Preprint]

[img] PDF (Texte presented at the Episteme Conference in 2012)
Aggregating_judgment_in_scientific_practice.pdf - Draft Version

Download (170kB)


This paper argues that standard theories of judgment aggregation cannot apply to scientific practice, since science is a temporally extended process that involves both different individuals and different hypotheses during that process. Thus, for example, we seem to have no idea how to determine the judgments of dead scientists about theoretical alternatives that were proposed after their death. The paper then proposes an algorithm for judgment aggregation to try to address some of these challenges.

Export/Citation: EndNote | BibTeX | Dublin Core | ASCII/Text Citation (Chicago) | HTML Citation | OpenURL
Social Networking:
Share |

Item Type: Preprint
Künstler, Raphaël
Keywords: Judgment Aggregation, Scientifc Practice
Subjects: General Issues > Decision Theory
General Issues > Theory Change
Depositing User: Dr. Raphaël Künstler
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2016 04:03
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2016 04:03
Item ID: 11917
Subjects: General Issues > Decision Theory
General Issues > Theory Change
Date: 2012

Monthly Views for the past 3 years

Monthly Downloads for the past 3 years

Plum Analytics

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item