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Pandemics, Policy, and Pluralism: A Feyerabend-Inspired Perspective on COVID-19

Bschir, Karim and Lohse, Simon (2022) Pandemics, Policy, and Pluralism: A Feyerabend-Inspired Perspective on COVID-19. [Preprint]

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Abstract

We analyse insufficient epistemic pluralism and associated problems in science-based policy advice during the COVID-19 pandemic drawing on specific arguments in Paul Feyerabend’s philosophy. Our goal is twofold: to deepen our understanding of the epistemic shortcomings in science-based policy during the pandemic, and to assess the merits and problems of Feyerabend’s arguments for epistemic pluralism as well as their relevance for policy-making. We discuss opportunities and challenges of integrating a plurality of viewpoints from within and outside science into policy advice thus contributing to discussions about normative issues concerning evidence and expertise in policy-making.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Bschir, Karim
Lohse, Simonsimon.lohse@ru.nl
Keywords: Epistemic pluralism, scientific expertise, policy advice, evidence-based policy, interdisciplinarity, transdisciplinarity, Paul Feyerabend.
Subjects: General Issues > Evidence
General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
General Issues > Science and Society
General Issues > Science and Policy
Depositing User: Dr. S. Lohse
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2022 18:57
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2022 18:57
Item ID: 21216
Subjects: General Issues > Evidence
General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
General Issues > Science and Society
General Issues > Science and Policy
Date: 2022
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/21216

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