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Are we ready for back-to-nature crop breeding?
Sustainable agriculture in response to increasing demands for food depends on development of high-yielding crops with high nutritional value that require minimal intervention during growth. To date,Expand
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The Meta-Justification of Reflective Equilibrium
The paper addresses the possibility of providing a meta-justification of what appears to be crucial epistemic desiderata involved in the method of reflective equilibrium. I argue that although theExpand
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Are current EU policies on GMOs justified?
The European Court of Justice’s recent ruling that the new techniques for crop development are to be considered as genetically modified organisms under the European Union’s regulations exacerbatesExpand
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Expressivism about Knowledge and the Value of Knowledge
The aim of the paper is to state a version of epistemic expressivism regarding knowledge, and to suggest how this expressivism about knowledge explains the value of knowledge. The paper considers howExpand
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Why Science Communication, and Does It Work? A Taxonomy of Science Communication Aims and a Survey of the Empirical Evidence
In this paper, we offer a novel conceptual framework of the most important aims for science communication efforts found in the contemporary literature on science communication. We identify severalExpand
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How moral disagreement may ground principled moral compromise
In an influential article, Simon C. May forcefully argued that, properly understood, there can never be principled reasons for moral compromise (May, 2005). While there may be pragmatic reasons forExpand
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Is Consent Based on Trust Morally Inferior to Consent Based on Information?
Informed consent is considered by many to be a moral imperative in medical research. However, it is increasingly acknowledged that in many actual instances of consent to participation in medicalExpand
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Pre-trial beliefs in complementary and alternative medicine: whose pre-trial belief should be considered?
  • K. Hansen, K. Kappel
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Medicine, health care, and philosophy
  • 1 February 2012
Subjective probabilities play a significant role in the assessment of evidence: in other words, our background knowledge, or pre-trial beliefs, cannot be set aside when new evidence is beingExpand
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Believing on trust
  • K. Kappel
  • Philosophy, Computer Science
  • Synthese
  • 1 June 2014
TLDR
The aim of the paper is to propose a way in which believing on trust can ground doxastic justification and knowledge in social systems, such that, roughly speaking, for agents to know (or be justified in believing) what the system knows, social relations of epistemic trust between agents in the system are necessary. Expand
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Disagreement and the division of epistemic labor
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We present evidence that the human tendency to engage in motivated reasoning in defense of our beliefs can facilitate the occurrence of divisions of epistemic labor in deliberations among people who disagree. Expand
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