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From the Right to Science as an epistemic-cultural human right to the Right to Expertise

Massimi, Michela (2024) From the Right to Science as an epistemic-cultural human right to the Right to Expertise. [Preprint]

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Abstract

I discuss the Right to Science originally recognised by the UN Declaration of Human Rights (UNDHR) in 1948 and subsequently embedded in the International Covenant for Economic Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) in 1966 (henceforth abbreviated as REBSP). My aim is twofold. First, I give the philosophical arguments for taking REBSP as an epistemic-cultural human right, namely a right concerning scientific knowledge (episteme in ancient Greek) qua part of wider cultural practices. Second, I articulate a notion of expertise that can do the philosophical heavy-lifting for interpreting REBSP as an epistemic-cultural human right. Drawing on my work on perspectival realism, I present two varieties of inter-perspectival expertise and show how they underpins a Right to Expertise that— I contend—is a natural supplement to the REBSP understood as an epistemic-cultural human right.


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Massimi, Michelamichela.massimi@ed.ac.uk0000-0001-6626-9174
Keywords: right to science, epistemic-cultural human right, epistemic communities, situated practices, inter-perspectival expertise.
Subjects: General Issues > Science and Society
General Issues > Science and Policy
Depositing User: Michela Massimi
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2024 01:55
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2024 01:55
Item ID: 22989
Subjects: General Issues > Science and Society
General Issues > Science and Policy
Date: 16 January 2024
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/22989

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