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The limits of replicability

Güttinger, Stephan ORCID: 0000-0001-9448-973X (2020) The limits of replicability. European Journal for Philosophy of Science, 10 (2). ISSN 1879-4912

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Identification Number: 10.1007/s13194-019-0269-1


Discussions about a replicability crisis in science have been driven by the normative claim that all of science should be replicable and the empirical claim that most of it isn’t. Recently, such crisis talk has been challenged by a new localism, which argues a) that serious problems with replicability are not a general occurrence in science and b) that replicability itself should not be treated as a universal standard. The goal of this article is to introduce this emerging strand of the debate and to discuss some of its implications and limitations. I will in particular highlight the issue of demarcation that localist accounts have to address, i.e. the question of how we can distinguish replicable science from disciplines where replicability does not apply.

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Additional Information: © 2020 The Author
Divisions: Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2019 09:36
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2024 05:45

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