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dc.contributor.authorKingsbury, Justineen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorDare, Timen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-20T01:30:32Z
dc.date.available2017en_NZ
dc.date.available2017-10-20T01:30:32Z
dc.date.issued2017en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationKingsbury, J., & Dare, T. (2017). The philosophical use and misuse of science. Metaphilosophy, 48(4), 449–466. https://doi.org/10.1111/meta.12256en
dc.identifier.issn0026-1068en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/11422
dc.description.abstractScience is our best way of finding out about the natural world, and philosophers who write about that world ought to be sensitive to the claims of our best science. There are obstacles, however, to outsiders using science well. We think philosophers are prone to misuse science: to give undue weight to results that are untested; to highlight favorable and ignore unfavorable data; to give illegitimate weight to the authority of science; to leap from scientific premises to philosophical conclusions without spelling out their relevance; to treat mere resonance between a scientific theory and a philosophical view as empirical evidence for the philosophical view. This article identifies and illustrates some of the ways in which philosophers misuse science, explains why these pitfalls are easy to fall into, and concludes with suggestions for avoiding them.en_NZ
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherWiley Blackwellen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/meta.12256/fullen_NZ
dc.rightsThis is an author’s accepted version of an article published in the journal: Metaphilosophy. © 2017 Wiley.
dc.subjectcherry-picking, empirical philosophy, interdisciplinarity, philosophi-cal methodology, philosophy, science, misuse of science.en_NZ
dc.subjectempirical philosophy
dc.subjectinterdisciplinarity
dc.subjectphilosophi-cal methodology
dc.subjectphilosophy
dc.subjectscience
dc.subjectmisuse of science.
dc.titleThe philosophical use and misuse of scienceen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/meta.12256en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfMetaphilosophyen_NZ
pubs.begin-page449
pubs.elements-id200421
pubs.end-page466
pubs.issue4en_NZ
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_NZ
pubs.publisher-urlhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/meta.2017.48.issue-4/issuetocen_NZ
pubs.volume48en_NZ
dc.identifier.eissn1467-9973en_NZ


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