Incentivizing Replication is Insufficient to Safeguard Default Trust

Philosophy of Science (forthcoming)
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Philosophers of science and meta-scientists alike now typically model scientists’ behavior as driven by credit maximization. In this paper I argue that this modeling assumption cannot account for how scientists have a default level of trust in each other’s assertions. The normative implication of this is that science policy should not only focus on incentive reform.
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