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“Antiscience Zealotry”? Values, Epistemic Risk, and the GMO Debate

Biddle, Justin (2018) “Antiscience Zealotry”? Values, Epistemic Risk, and the GMO Debate. [Preprint]

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This paper argues that the controversy over GM crops is not best understood in terms of the supposed bias, dishonesty, irrationality, or ignorance on the part of proponents or critics, but rather in terms of differences in values. To do this, the paper draws upon and extends recent work of the role of values and interests in science, focusing particularly on inductive risk and epistemic risk, and it shows how the GMO debate can help to further our understanding of the various epistemic risks that are present in science and how these risks might be managed.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Biddle, JustinB
Keywords: Values in science; inductive risk; disagreement; framing; philosophy of science in practice
Subjects: General Issues > Ethical Issues
General Issues > Science and Society
General Issues > Science and Policy
General Issues > Values In Science
Depositing User: Dr. Justin B. Biddle
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2018 17:29
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2018 17:29
Item ID: 14345
Subjects: General Issues > Ethical Issues
General Issues > Science and Society
General Issues > Science and Policy
General Issues > Values In Science
Date: 2018
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/14345

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