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Published: 21 December 2017

240 Pages


ISBN: 9780190680534

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Scientific Collaboration and Collective Knowledge

New Essays

Edited by Thomas Boyer-Kassem, Conor Mayo-Wilson, and Michael Weisberg

  • Contains the first collection of philosophical essays on scientific collaboration and collective knowledge. The book focuses on conceptual and normative questions about how scientific research could be organized differently and how it should be organized
  • Intends to be the central reference for philosophical debates about scientific collaboration and collective knowledge
  • Addresses a broad spectrum of questions about collaboration including: the proper design of scientific institutions and means for disseminating information, power dynamics in collaboration (e.g., involving women and underrepresented minorities in science), and the concepts of authorship, of collective belief, and of expertise
  • Employs diverse methods to address these topics, including case-studies, formal methods (e.g. mathematical models, game theory, computer simulations), and philosophical analysis

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