Philosophy of Science 81 (3):444-459 (2014)
AbstractCurrent theories of the division of cognitive labor are confined to the “context of justification,” assuming exogenous theories. But new theories are made from the same labor that is used for developing existing theories, and if none of this labor is ever allocated to create new alternatives, then scientific progress is impossible. A unified model is proposed in which theories are no longer given but a function of the division of labor in the model itself. The interactions of individuals balancing the exploitation of existing theories and the exploration of new theories results in a robust cyclical pattern
Similar books and articles
Analytical Marxism and the Division of Labor.Renzo Llorente - 2006 - Science and Society 70 (2):232 - 251.
Self Organization and Adaptation in Insect Societies.Robert E. Page & Sandra D. Mitchell - 1990 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1990:289 - 298.
From the Organization to the Division of Cognitive Labor.Fred D'Agostino - 2009 - Politics, Philosophy and Economics 8 (1):101-129.
Estrangement: Marx's Conception of Human Nature and the Division of Labor.Isidor Wallimann - 1981 - Greenwood Press.
The Division of Phenomenal Labor: A Problem for Representationalist Theories of Consciousness.Karen Neander - 1998 - Philosophical Perspectives 12:411-34.
Epistemic Landscapes and the Division of Cognitive Labor.Michael Weisberg & Ryan Muldoon - 2009 - Philosophy of Science 76 (2):225-252.
A Model for the Division of Semiotic Labor in Scientific Argument: The Interaction of Words and Images.Alan G. Gross - 2011 - Science in Context 24 (4):517-544.
Value Theory and the "Golden Eggs": Appropriating the Magic of Accumulation.Michael W. Macy - 1988 - Sociological Theory 6 (2):131-152.
Pluralism in Political Corporate Social Responsibility.Jukka Mäkinen & Arno Kourula - 2012 - Business Ethics Quarterly 22 (4):649-678.
Labor as the Basis for Intellectual Property Rights.Bryan Cwik - 2014 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 17 (4):681-695.
Unified Theories and Unified Science.Robert L. Causey - 1974 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1974:3 - 13.
Added to PP
Historical graph of downloads
Citations of this work
Pursuit and Inquisitive Reasons.Will Fleisher - 2022 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 94:17-30.
The Epistemic Division of Labor Revisited.Johanna Thoma - 2015 - Philosophy of Science 82 (3):454-472.
What Is the Epistemic Function of Highly Idealized Agent-Based Models of Scientific Inquiry?Daniel Frey & Dunja Šešelja - 2018 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 48 (4):407-433.
Centralized Funding and Epistemic Exploration.Shahar Avin - 2019 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 70 (3):629-656.
References found in this work
The Role of the Priority Rule in Science.Michael Strevens - 2003 - Journal of Philosophy 100 (2):55-79.