On epistemically detrimental dissent: Contingent enabling factors versus stable difference-makers

Soazig Le Bihan, Iheanyi Amad

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Abstract

The aim of this article is to critically build on Justin Biddle and Anna Leuschner’s characterization of epistemologically detrimental dissent (EDD) in the context of science. We argue that the presence of nonepistemic agendas and severe nonepistemic consequences offers neither necessary nor sufficient conditions for EDD to obtain. We clarify their role by arguing that they are contingent enabling factors, not stable difference-makers, in the production of EDD.We maintain that two stable difference-makers are core to the production of EDD: production of skewed science and effective public dissemination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1020-1030
Number of pages11
JournalPhilosophy of Science
Volume84
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2017

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