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Leonelli, Sabina (2023) Philosophy of Open Science. [Preprint]

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In response to broad transformations brought about by the digitalization, globalization, and commodification of research processes, the Open Science [OS] movement aims to foster the wide dissemination, scrutiny and re-use of research components for the good of science and society. This Element examines the role played by OS principles and practices within contemporary research and how this relates to the epistemology of science. After reviewing some of the concerns that have prompted calls for more openness, I highlight how the interpretation of openness as the sharing of resources, so often encountered in OS initiatives and policies, may have the unwanted effect of constraining epistemic diversity and worsening epistemic injustice, resulting in unreliable and unethical scientific knowledge. By contrast, I propose to frame openness as the effort to establish judicious connections among systems of practice, predicated on a process-oriented view of research as a tool for effective and responsible agency.


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Leonelli, Sabinas.leonelli@exeter.ac.uk0000-0002-7815-6609
Keywords: social epistemology; scientific method; technology; research system; digitalization
Subjects: General Issues > Science and Society
General Issues > Science and Policy
General Issues > Social Epistemology of Science
General Issues > Technology
General Issues > Values In Science
Depositing User: Sabina Leonelli
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2023 17:14
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2023 17:14
Item ID: 21986
Subjects: General Issues > Science and Society
General Issues > Science and Policy
General Issues > Social Epistemology of Science
General Issues > Technology
General Issues > Values In Science
Date: 2023
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/21986

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