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Diversity and Dissent in the Social Sciences

Diversity and Dissent in the Social Sciences

May 9th, 2012No Comments

“The norm of epistemic responsibility is the principle that a scientist has a duty to provide sufficient evidence in support of her view (or at least to adopt a defense commitment with respect to it). The standards of evidence are set by the scientific community that is her primary audience. Standards do not need to be adopted dogmatically; they are justified by default until someone challenges them in an appropriate way.”