Making Trustworthy Science: Some Philosophical and Ethical Puzzles

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Abstract: There has been a lot of heated discussion in recent years about a “reproducibility crisis” in science. How did it come about? Is there really a crisis? If there is, what can we do to resolve it? In this talk I will give a philosophical overview of some key puzzles in evaluating the trustworthiness of published studies, and explore the ethical obligations of researchers — individually and collectively — in producing trustworthy science of their own.