David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
In the first part of this paper, I will sketch the main features of traditional models of evidence, indicating idealizations in such models that I regard as doing more harm than good. I will then proceed to elaborate on an alternative model of evidence that is functionalist, complex, dynamic, and contextual, which I will call DYNAMIC EVIDENTIAL FUNCTIONALISM. I will demonstrate its application to an illuminating example of scientific inquiry, and defend it from some likely objections. In the second part, I will use that alternative to solve a variety of classic and contemporary problems in the literature on scientific evidence having to do with the empirical basis of science and the use of evidence in public policy.
|Keywords||Evidence Inquiry Experimenter's Regress Evidence-Based Policy Pragmatism|
|Categories||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
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Dan Hicks (2014). A New Direction for Science and Values. Synthese 191 (14):3271-95.
Similar books and articles
M. H. (2002). The Experimenter's Regress as Philosophical Sociology. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 33 (1):149-156.
Caroline Hudson (2003). Basic Skills Provision for Offenders on Probation Supervision: Beyond a Rhetoric of Evidence-Based Policy? British Journal of Educational Studies 51 (1):64 - 81.
Jacob Stegenga (2009). Robustness, Discordance, and Relevance. Philosophy of Science 76 (5):650-661.
Jim Mackenzie (2012). Evidence-Based Education Policy: What Evidence? What Basis? Whose Policy? – Edited by D. Bridges, P. Smeyers and R. Smith. [REVIEW] Educational Philosophy and Theory 44 (1):117-119.
Nancy Cartwright (2009). Evidence-Based Policy: What's to Be Done About Relevance? [REVIEW] Philosophical Studies 143 (1):127 - 136.
Eleonora Montuschi (2009). Questions of Evidence in Evidence-Based Policy. Axiomathes 19 (4):425-439.
Simon A. Cole, Toward Evidence-Based Evidence: Supporting Forensic Knowledge Claims in the Post-Daubert Era.
Added to index2009-10-06
Total downloads65 ( #73,718 of 1,930,080 )
Recent downloads (6 months)8 ( #114,882 of 1,930,080 )
How can I increase my downloads?