Philosophy of Science 84 (5):1008-1019 (2017)

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Justin Bruner
University of Arizona
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Industry is a major source of funding for scientific research. There is also a growing concern for how it corrupts researchers faced with conflicts of interest. As such, the debate has focused on whether researchers have maintained their integrity. In this article we draw on both the history of medicine and formal modeling to argue that given methodological diversity and a merit-based system, industry funding can bias a community without corrupting any particular individual. We close by considering a policy solution that may seem to promote unbiased inquiry but that actually exacerbates the problem without additional restrictions.
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Philosophers on Drugs.Bennett Holman - 2019 - Synthese 196 (11):4363-4390.
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