Values in Science: The Case of Scientific Collaboration

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Rolin , K H 2015 , ' Values in Science: The Case of Scientific Collaboration ' , Philosophy of Science , vol. 82 , no. 2 , pp. 157-177 . https://doi.org/10.1086/680522

Title: Values in Science: The Case of Scientific Collaboration
Author: Rolin, Kristina Helena
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies
Date: 2015-04-01
Language: eng
Number of pages: 21
Belongs to series: Philosophy of Science
ISSN: 0031-8248
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/228203
Abstract: Much of the literature on values in science is limited in its perspective because it focuses on the role of values in individual scientists’ decision making thereby ignoring the context of scientific collaboration. I examine the epistemic structure of scientific collaboration and argue that it gives rise to two arguments showing that moral and social values can legitimately play a role in scientists’ decision to accept something as scientific knowledge. In the case of scientific collaboration some moral and social values are properly understood to be extrinsic epistemic values, that is, values which promote the attainment of scientific knowledge.
Subject: 611 Philosophy
Social epistemology
Research ethics
scientific collaboration
Trustworthiness
Collective actions
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