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    Carnap on Unity of Science
    In Alan W. Richardson & Adam Tamas Tuboly (eds.), Interpreting Carnap: Critical Essays, Cambridge University Press. 2024.
    It is no secret that various versions of logical empiricism argued for the importance of unified science. Carnap was a proponent of unity of science views, although he expressed this in different idioms at different times. In the Aufbau (1928) he spoke of the unity of the object domain secured through definability in the constitutional system, in his physicalist period he argued that a physicalist language could serve as the universal language of science, and in his mature philosophical work he …Read more
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    Multiple diversity concepts and their ethical-epistemic implications
    with Daniel Steel, Sina Fazelpour, Kinley Gillette, and Michael Burgess
    European Journal for Philosophy of Science 8 (3): 761-780. 2018.
    A concept of diversity is an understanding of what makes a group diverse that may be applicable in a variety of contexts. We distinguish three diversity concepts, show that each can be found in discussions of diversity in science, and explain how they tend to be associated with distinct epistemic and ethical rationales. Yet philosophical literature on diversity among scientists has given little attention to distinct concepts of diversity. This is significant because the unappreciated existence o…Read more
  •  62
    Information elaboration and epistemic effects of diversity
    with Daniel Steel, Sina Fazelpour, and Kinley Gillette
    Synthese 198 (2): 1287-1307. 2019.
    We suggest that philosophical accounts of epistemic effects of diversity have given insufficient attention to the relationship between demographic diversity and information elaboration, the process whereby knowledge dispersed in a group is elicited and examined. We propose an analysis of IE that clarifies hypotheses proposed in the empirical literature and their relationship to philosophical accounts of diversity effects. Philosophical accounts have largely overlooked the possibility that demogr…Read more
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    Correction to: Multiple diversity concepts and their ethical-epistemic implications
    with Daniel Steel, Sina Fazelpour, Kinley Gillette, and Michael Burgess
    European Journal for Philosophy of Science 8 (3): 781-781. 2018.
    The original version of this article unfortunately contained a mistake. The fourth author’s name is Bianca Crewe, not Bianca Crew. The original article has been corrected.
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    Rape Culture and Epistemology
    In Jennifer Lackey (ed.), Applied Epistemology, Oxford University Press. 2021.
    We consider the complex interactions between rape culture and epistemology. A central case study is the consideration of a deferential attitude about the epistemology of sexual assault testimony. According to the deferential attitude, individuals and institutions should decline to act on allegations of sexual assault unless and until they are proven in a formal setting, i.e., a criminal court. We attack this deference from several angles, including the pervasiveness of rape culture in the crimin…Read more