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Exploring Inductive Risk: Case Studies of Values in Science

Kevin C. Elliott and Ted Richards

Abstract

According to the argument from inductive risk, scientists have responsibilities to consider the consequences of error when they set evidential standards for making decisions such as accepting or rejecting hypotheses. This argument has received a great deal of scholarly attention in recent years. Exploring Inductive Risk brings together a set of concrete case studies with the goals of illustrating the pervasiveness of inductive risk, assisting scientists and policymakers in responding to it, and moving theoretical discussions of this phenomenon forward. The book contains eleven case studies ran ... More

Keywords: inductive risk, argument from inductive risk, drug approval, high energy physics, dual-use research, climate science, gender disparities, clinical trials, toxicology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190467715
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190467715.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kevin C. Elliott, editor
Associate Professor, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife and the Department of Philosophy, Michigan State University

Ted Richards, editor
Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo

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1 Exploring Inductive Risk

Kevin C. Elliott and Ted Richards

Part One Weighing Inductive Risk

3 Decisions, Decisions

Kent W. Staley

Part Two Evading Inductive Risk

Part Three The Breadth of Inductive Risk

7 Measuring Inequality

Robin Andreasen and Heather Doty

Part Four Exploring the Limits of Inductive Risk

11 The Geography of Epistemic Risk

Justin B. Biddle and Rebecca Kukla

13 Exploring Inductive Risk

Kevin C. Elliott and Ted Richards

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