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Catherine Z. Elgin

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780262036535

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262036535.001.0001

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Intellectual Integrity

Intellectual Integrity

(p.123) 6 Intellectual Integrity
True Enough

Catherine Z. Elgin

The MIT Press

Legislating members of a realm of epistemic ends have obligations to one another that are simultaneously epistemic and moral. Respecting these obligations not only promotes the ends of the discipline, it is in part constitutive of those ends. Falsification, fabrication, suppression of results and plagiarism undermine the epistemic enterprise. They are betrayals of trust.

Keywords:   Integrity, trustworthiness, epistemic interdependence, scientific misconduct, fallibilism, science education

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