David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Science and Engineering Ethics 6 (3):351-364 (2000)
‘Scientific integrity’ certainly requires that data and references be beyond reproach. However, issues within the theory of scientific explanation suggest that there may be more to it than just this. While it is true that some contemporary, pragmatic analyses of explanation suffer from the ‘problem of relevance’, it does not seem to be true that the addition of formal, metaphysical constraints is necessary to solve this problem. I argue that, when viewed as requests for help with an epistemic problem, explanation -seeking questions reveal the existence of a set of moral criteria centered in trust which, when satisfied, prevent trivial or irrelevant explanations from being offered, thereby broadening the concept of ‘scientific integrity’
|Keywords||explanation ignorance knowledge moral relevance scientific integrity trust|
No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Annette Baier (1986). Trust and Antitrust. Ethics 96 (2):231-260.
Philip Kitcher & Wesley C. Salmon (1989). Minnesota Studies in the Philosophy of Science. Minnesota Studies in the Philosophy of Science 13.
John R. Searle (1982). Expression and Meaning: Studies in the Theory of Speech Acts. Philosophical Review 91 (3):488-493.
Philip Kitcher & Wesley Salmon (1987). Van Fraassen on Explanation. Journal of Philosophy 84 (6):315-330.
Matti Sintonen (1984). The Pragmatics of Scientific Explanation. Academic Bookstore [Distributor].
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
H. M. Malm (1989). Commodification or Compensation: A Reply to Ketchum. Hypatia 4 (3):128-135.
Dale Hample, Bing Han & David Payne (2010). The Aggressiveness of Playful Arguments. Argumentation 24 (4):405-421.
J. L. Schellenberg (2005). The Hiddenness Argument Revisited. Religious Studies 41 (3):287-303.
P. X. Monaghan (2010). A Novel Interpretation of Plato's Theory of Forms. Metaphysica 11 (1):63-78.
H. E. Baber (1987). How Bad Is Rape? Hypatia 2 (2):125-138.
Peter J. Taylor (1994). Shifting Frames: From Divided to Distributed Psychologies of Scientific Agents. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1994:304-310.
Tang Yijie & Yan Xin (2008). The Contemporary Significance of Confucianism. Frontiers of Philosophy in China 3 (4):477-501.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads16 ( #236,751 of 1,911,757 )
Recent downloads (6 months)6 ( #116,720 of 1,911,757 )
How can I increase my downloads?