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  1. Heather Douglas (forthcoming). Pure Science and the Problem of Progress. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A.
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  2. Heather Douglas (2014). The Value of Cognitive Values. Philosophy of Science 80 (5):796-806.
    Traditionally, cognitive values have been thought of as a collective pool of considerations in science that frequently trade against each other. I argue here that a finer-grained account of the value of cognitive values can help reduce such tensions. I separate the values into groups, minimal epistemic criteria, pragmatic considerations, and genuine epistemic assurance, based in part on the distinction between values that describe theories per se and values that describe theory-evidence relationships. This allows us to clarify why these values (...)
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  3. Heather Douglas (2013). Philip Kitcher Science in a Democratic Society. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 64 (4):axt006.
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  4. Heather Douglas (2013). The Moral Terrain of Science. Erkenntnis:1-19.
    The moral terrain of science, the full range of ethical considerations that are part of the scientific endeavor, has not been mapped. Without such a map, we cannot examine the responsibilities of scientists to see if the institutions of science are adequately constructed. This paper attempts such a map by describing four dimensions of the terrain: (1) the bases to which scientists are responsible (scientific reasoning, the scientific community, and the broader society); (2) the nature of the responsibility (general or (...)
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  5. Heather Douglas & P. D. Magnus (2013). State of the Field: Why Novel Prediction Matters. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 44 (4):580-589.
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  6. Stephen Turner, William Rehg, Heather Douglas & Evan Selinger (2013). Book Symposium on Expertise: Philosophical Reflections by Evan Selinger Automatic Press/Vip, Vince Inc. Press 2011. [REVIEW] Philosophy and Technology 26 (1):93-109.
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  7. Heather Douglas (2012). Book Review Kevin Elliott , Is a Little Pollution Good for You? Oxford: Oxford University Press (2011), 264 Pp., $65.00. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 79 (3):425-428.
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  8. Heather Douglas (2012). Battered Women's Experiences of the Criminal Justice System: Decentring the Law. Feminist Legal Studies 20 (2):121-134.
    This article takes up Smart’s suggestion to examine the way the law works in practice. It explores the context of current criminal prosecutions of domestic violence offences in Queensland, Australia. This article argues that legal method is applied outside the higher courts or “judge-oriented” practice and that the obstacles inherent to legal method can be identified in the practices of police, lower court staff, magistrates and lawyers. This article suggests that it may be difficult to deconstruct legal method, even by (...)
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  9. Heather Douglas (2012). Weighing Complex Evidence in a Democratic Society. Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 22 (2):139-162.
    Weighing complex sets of evidence (i.e., from multiple disciplines and often divergent in implications) is increasingly central to properly informed decision-making. Determining “where the weight of evidence lies” is essential both for making maximal use of available evidence and figuring out what to make of such evidence. Weighing evidence in this sense requires an approach that can handle a wide range of evidential sources (completeness), that can combine the evidence with rigor, and that can do so in a way other (...)
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  10. Heather Douglas (2011). Fraud From the Frontlines: The Importance of Being Nice. [REVIEW] Metascience 20 (3):553-556.
    Fraud from the frontlines: the importance of being nice Content Type Journal Article DOI 10.1007/s11016-010-9492-2 Authors Heather Douglas, Department of Philosophy, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, 815 McClung Tower, Knoxville, TN 37996-0480, USA Journal Metascience Online ISSN 1467-9981 Print ISSN 0815-0796.
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  11. Heather Douglas (2011). Review of Hans Radder (Ed.), The Commodification of Academic Research: Science and the Modern University. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2011 (2).
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  12. Heather Douglas (2010). Engagement for Progress: Applied Philosophy of Science in Context. Synthese 177 (3):317-335.
    Philosophy of science was once a much more socially engaged endeavor, and can be so again. After a look back at philosophy of science in the 1930s-1950s, I turn to discuss the current potential for returning to a more engaged philosophy of science. Although philosophers of science have much to offer scientists and the public, I am skeptical that much can be gained by philosophers importing off-the-shelf discussions from philosophy of science to science and society. Such efforts will likely look (...)
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  13. Bernard Gert, Nicholas Evans, Heather Douglas & John Forge (2010). With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility. Metascience 19 (1):29-43.
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  14. Heather Douglas (2009). Science, Policy, and the Value-Free Ideal. University of Pittsburgh Press.
    Douglas proposes a new ideal in which values serve an essential function throughout scientific inquiry, but where the role values play is constrained at key points, protecting the integrity and objectivity of science.
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  15. Heather E. Douglas (2009). Reintroducing Prediction to Explanation. Philosophy of Science 76 (4):444-463.
    Although prediction has been largely absent from discussions of explanation for the past 40 years, theories of explanation can gain much from a reintroduction. I review the history that divorced prediction from explanation, examine the proliferation of models of explanation that followed, and argue that accounts of explanation have been impoverished by the neglect of prediction. Instead of a revival of the symmetry thesis, I suggest that explanation should be understood as a cognitive tool that assists us in generating new (...)
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  16. Heather Douglas (2008). The Role of Values in Expert Reasoning. Public Affairs Quarterly 22 (1):1-18.
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  17. Robert Crease, Evan Selinger & Heather Douglas (2007). The Philosophy of Expertise. Philosophy of Science 74 (4):552.
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  18. Heather Douglas (2007). Rejecting the Ideal of Value-Free Science. In Harold Kincaid, John Dupr’E. & Alison Wylie (eds.), Value-Free Science? Ideals and Illusions. Oxford University Press. 120--141.
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  19. Heather Douglas (2007). Robert Crease and Evan Selinger:The Philosophy of Expertise,:The Philosophy of Expertise. Philosophy of Science 74 (4):552-555.
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  20. Heather Douglas (2006). Bullshit at the Interface of Science and Policy: Global Warming, Toxic Substances and Other Pesky Problems. In Hardcastle Reisch (ed.), Bullshit and Philosophy. Open Court. 213--226.
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  21. Heather Douglas (2005). Boundaries Between Science and Policy. Environmental Philosophy 2 (1):14-29.
    In the debate over the role of science in environmental policy, it is often assumed that science can and should be clearly demarcated from policy. In this paper, I will argue that neither is the case. The difficulty of actually differentiating the scientific arena from the policy arena becomes apparent the moment one attempts to actually locate the boundary. For example, it is unclear whether scientific summaries to be used by regulatory agencies are in the realm of science or policy. (...)
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  22. Heather Douglas (2005). Inserting the Public Into Science. In Sabine Maasen & Peter Weingart (eds.), Democratization of Expertise? Exploring Novel Forms of Scientific Advice in Political Decision-Making. Springer. 153--169.
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  23. Heather Douglas (2005). 'She Knew What Was Expected of Her': The White Legal System's Encounter with Traditional Marriage. Feminist Legal Studies 13 (2):181-203.
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  24. Heather Douglas (2004). Prediction, Explanation, and Dioxin Biochemistry: Science in Public Policy. [REVIEW] Foundations of Chemistry 6 (1):49-63.
  25. Heather Douglas (2004). The Irreducible Complexity of Objectivity. Synthese 138 (3):453 - 473.
    The terms ``objectivity'''' and ``objective'''' are among the mostused yet ill-defined terms in the philosophy of science and epistemology. Common to all thevarious usages is the rhetorical force of ``I endorse this and you should too'''', orto put it more mildly, that one should trust the outcome of the objectivity-producing process.The persuasive endorsement and call to trust provide some conceptual coherenceto objectivity, but the reference to objectivity is hopefully not merely an attemptat persuasive endorsement. What, in addition to epistemological endorsement,does (...)
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  26. Heather E. Douglas (2003). The Moral Responsibilities of Scientists (Tensions Between Autonomy and Responsibility). American Philosophical Quarterly 40 (1):59 - 68.
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  27. Hugh Lacey & Heather Douglas (2002). Book Reviews-Is Science Value Free?: Values & Scientific Understanding. Philosophy of Science 69 (2):386-388.
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  28. Heather Douglas (2000). Inductive Risk and Values in Science. Philosophy of Science 67 (4):559-579.
    Although epistemic values have become widely accepted as part of scientific reasoning, non-epistemic values have been largely relegated to the "external" parts of science (the selection of hypotheses, restrictions on methodologies, and the use of scientific technologies). I argue that because of inductive risk, or the risk of error, non-epistemic values are required in science wherever non-epistemic consequences of error should be considered. I use examples from dioxin studies to illustrate how non-epistemic consequences of error can and should be considered (...)
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  29. Peter Machamer & Heather Douglas (1999). Cognitive and Social Values. Science and Education 8 (1):45-54.
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  30. Heather Douglas, Norms for Values in Scientific Belief Acceptance.
    Although a strict dichotomy between facts and values is no longer accepted, less attention has been paid to the roles values should play in our acceptance of factual statements, or scientific descriptive claims. This paper argues that values, whether cognitive or ethical, should never preclude or direct belief on their own. Our wanting something to be true will not make it so. Instead, values should only be used to consider whether the available evidence provides sufficient warrant for a claim. This (...)
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