PhilSci Archive

Well-Ordered Science’s Basic Problem

Cristian, Larroulet Philippi (2019) Well-Ordered Science’s Basic Problem. [Preprint]

WarningThere is a more recent version of this item available.
[img] Text
9_Pre-print_CLP_WOS_Discussion Note_May_2019.docx

Download (66kB)


Kitcher has proposed an ideal-theory account—well-ordered science (WOS)— of the collective good that science’s research agenda should promote. Against criticism regarding WOS’s action-guidance, Kitcher has advised critics not to confuse substantive ideals and the ways to arrive at them, and he has defended WOS as a necessary and useful ideal for science policy. I provide a distinction between two types of ideal-theories that helps clarifying WOS’s elusive nature. I use this distinction to argue that the action-guidance problem that WOS faces remains even under the aims/means distinction, because the WOS’s failure is more basic than critics have suggested.

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

Item Type: Preprint
Cristian, Larroulet Philippicristianlarroulet@gmail.com0000-0001-5793-4670
Keywords: Science and Democracy Well-Ordered Ideal Theory Science Policy
Subjects: General Issues > Science and Society
General Issues > Values In Science
Depositing User: Cristian Larroulet Philippi
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2019 01:36
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2019 01:36
Item ID: 16453
Subjects: General Issues > Science and Society
General Issues > Values In Science
Date: 2019

Available Versions of this Item

Monthly Views for the past 3 years

Monthly Downloads for the past 3 years

Plum Analytics

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item