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Inquiry Tickets: Values, Pursuit, and Underdetermination

DiMarco, Marina and Khalifa, Kareem (2019) Inquiry Tickets: Values, Pursuit, and Underdetermination. [Preprint]

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Abstract

We offer a new account of the role of values in theory choice that captures a temporal dimension to the values themselves. We argue that non-epistemic values sometimes serve as “inquiry tickets,” justifying scientists’ pursuit of certain questions in the short run, while the answers to those questions mitigate transient underdetermination in the long run. Our account of inquiry tickets shows that the role of non-epistemic values need not be restricted to belief or acceptance in order to be relevant to hypothesis choice: the relevance of non-epistemic values to a particular cognitive attitude with respect to h vary over time.


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Item Type: Preprint
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DiMarco, Marinamarina.dimarco@pitt.edu
Khalifa, Kareemkkhalifa@middlebury.edu
Additional Information: Forthcoming in Philosophy of Science
Keywords: science and values, underdetermination, inquiry, pursuit
Subjects: General Issues > Social Epistemology of Science
General Issues > Values In Science
Depositing User: Dr. Kareem Khalifa
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2019 13:44
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2019 13:44
Item ID: 16145
Subjects: General Issues > Social Epistemology of Science
General Issues > Values In Science
Date: 11 January 2019
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/16145

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