What Is the State of Blacks in Philosophy?
- T. Botts, L. Bright, M. Cherry, Guntur Mallarangeng, Quayshawn Spencer
- PhilosophyCritical Philosophy of Race
- 1 August 2014
This research note is meant to introduce into philosophical discussion the preliminary results of an empirical study on the state of blacks in philosophy, which is a joint effort of the American…
Causally Interpreting Intersectionality Theory
Social scientists report difficulties in drawing out testable predictions from the literature on intersectionality theory. We alleviate that difficulty by showing that some characteristic claims of…
Vindicating methodological triangulation
Using tools from voting theory, Du Boisian methodological triangulation is shown to be more likely to yield the correct answer than purism, assuming the scientist is subject to some degree of diffidence about the relative merits of the various methods.
- L. Bright
Preferably scientific investigations would promote true rather than false beliefs. The phenomenon of fraud represents a standing challenge to this veritistic ideal. When scientists publish fraudulent…
Risk aversion and elite‐group ignorance
Critical race theorists and standpoint epistemologists argue that agents who are members of dominant social groups are often in a state of ignorance about the extent of their social dominance, where…
Jury Theorems for Peer Review
Peer review is often taken to be the main form of quality control on academic writings. Usually this is carried out by journals. Parts of math and physics appear to have now set up a parallel,…
Logical empiricists on race.
- L. Bright
- PhilosophyStudies in history and philosophy of biological…
- 1 October 2017
A Role for Judgment Aggregation in Coauthoring Scientific Papers
Abstract This paper addresses the problem of judgment aggregation in science. How should scientists decide which propositions to assert in a collaborative document? We distinguish the question of…
Difficult trade-offs in response to COVID-19: the case for open and inclusive decision making.
- O. Norheim, Joelle M. Abi-Rached, Alex Voorhoeve
- Political ScienceNature Network Boston
- 18 December 2020
This work aims to provide a history of philosophy, logic, and scientific method in the field of public health and social transformation from a post-modern perspective.
Is Peer Review a Good Idea?
It is concluded that on present evidence abolishing peer review weakly dominates the status quo and should be abolished.