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What is Philosophy of the Geosciences?

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Authors

Watkins, A 

Abstract

jats:titleAbstract</jats:title>jats:pThe philosophy of the geosciences is an emerging subfield in philosophy of science. Although past and present geoscientific disciplines differ substantially, we argue that they frequently face common epistemological and ethical problems. We survey several of these problems that have already attracted sustained philosophical interest, related to the use of measurements, data, and models to study relatively inaccessible target phenomena, responses to (epistemic) injustices, and the management of epistemic risks.</jats:p>

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Publication status: Published

Keywords

5003 Philosophy, 50 Philosophy and Religious Studies, 5002 History and Philosophy Of Specific Fields

Journal Title

Philosophy Compass

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Journal ISSN

1747-9991
1747-9991

Volume Title

19

Publisher

Wiley
Sponsorship
Cambridge Trust (10556463)
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (DGE‐1840990)