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What is Epistemic Public Trust in Science?

İrzik, Gürol and Kurtulmus, Faik (2018) What is Epistemic Public Trust in Science? [Preprint]

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We provide an analysis of the public’s having warranted epistemic trust in science, that is, the conditions under which the public may be said to have well-placed trust in the scientists as providers of information. We distinguish between basic and enhanced epistemic trust in science and provide necessary conditions for both. We then present the controversy regarding the (alleged) connection between autism and measles-mumps-rubella vaccination as a case study to illustrate our analysis. The realization of warranted epistemic public trust in science requires various societal conditions, which we briefly introduce in the concluding section.


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Item Type: Preprint
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İrzik, Gürolirzik@sabanciuniv.edu
Kurtulmus, Faikafaikkurtulmus@sabanciuniv.edu
Subjects: General Issues > Science and Society
Depositing User: Dr. Faik Kurtulmus
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2018 21:22
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2018 21:22
Item ID: 15370
DOI or Unique Handle: doi.org/10.1093/bjps/axy007
Subjects: General Issues > Science and Society
Date: 2018
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/15370

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