Science advice: making credences accurate

Synthese 200 (2) (2022)


Policy-makers often rely on scientists to inform their decisions. When advising policy-makers, what should scientists say? One view says that scientists ought to say what they have a high credence in. Another view says that scientists ought to say what they expect to lead to good policy outcomes. We explore a third view: scientists ought to say what they expect to make the policy-makers’ credences accurate.

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Deniz Sarikaya
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Simon Blessenohl
University of Southern California (PhD)

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