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Scientific Collaboration and Collaborative Knowledge: New Essays

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2018.04.17 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Thomas Boyer-Kassem, Conor Mayo-Wilson, Michael Weisberg (eds.), Scientific Collaboration and Collaborative Knowledge: New Essays, Oxford University Press, 2018, 214 pp., $85.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780190680534. Reviewed by P.D. Magnus, University at Albany SUNY This is an aptly-titled volume of new essays in philosophy of science on the theme of scientific collaboration. Many of the papers provide formal models, some concern the details of science as it is actually practiced, and some do both. Despite the formal nature of some of the papers, I found them all to be readable. A few have appendices which elaborate on the mathematics or prove lemmas and which I confess skipping over. I am not an expert in the specific methods or models, but I was able to follow the papers. A general worry about formal methods is that they can fail to connect with science as it... Read More

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