Novelty vs. Replicability: Virtues and Vices in the Reward System of Science

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Romero Toro, Felipe;
(2017)

The reward system of science is the priority rule (Merton, 1957). The first scientist making a new discovery is rewarded with prestige while second runners get little or nothing. Strevens (2003, 2011), following Kitcher (1990), defends this reward system arguing that it... View more
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