The Significance of Self-Fulfilling Science

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dc.contributor.authorLowe, Charles
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-23T16:04:20Z-
dc.date.available2021-12-23T16:04:20Z-
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn00483931
dc.identifier.urihttps://osnascholar.ub.uni-osnabrueck.de/handle/unios/6379-
dc.description.abstractOnce lively debates concerning the philosophical significance of self-fulfilling science, or the causal contribution of science to bringing about the states of affairs it depicts, lapsed in the 1970s. Recent claims concerning the influence of economic theory on the behavior it predicts or explains seem poised to revitalize discussion, yet lack of clarity abounds concerning the key features of such cases and the philosophical issues to which they might be relevant. In this paper, I examine a paradigmatic case of self-fulfilling science, clarify its key features, and critically discuss two existing approaches to understanding such phenomena. Ultimately, I suggest a novel approach more well-suited to analyzing such cases and exploring their philosophical significance.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSAGE PUBLICATIONS INC
dc.relation.ispartofPHILOSOPHY OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
dc.subjectECONOMICS
dc.subjectEthics
dc.subjectinduced self-interest
dc.subjectperformativity
dc.subjectPhilosophy
dc.subjectREALITY
dc.subjectreflexive prediction
dc.subjectREFLEXIVE PREDICTIONS
dc.subjectself-fulfilling science
dc.subjectSocial Sciences - Other Topics
dc.subjectvalues and science
dc.titleThe Significance of Self-Fulfilling Science
dc.typejournal article
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0048393118767087
dc.identifier.isiISI:000434434700001
dc.description.volume48
dc.description.issue4, SI
dc.description.startpage343
dc.description.endpage363
dc.identifier.eissn15527441
dc.publisher.place2455 TELLER RD, THOUSAND OAKS, CA 91320 USA
dcterms.isPartOf.abbreviationPhilos. Soc. Sci.
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