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Philosophy of Science That Ignores Science: Race, IQ and Heritability

Neven Sesardic
Philosophy of Science
Vol. 67, No. 4 (Dec., 2000), pp. 580-602
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/188708
Page Count: 23
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Abstract

Philosophers of science widely believe that the hereditarian theory about racial differences in IQ is based on methodological mistakes and confusions involving the concept of heritability. I argue that this "received view" is wrong: methodological criticisms popular among philosophers are seriously misconceived, and the discussion in philosophy of science about these matters is largely disconnected from the real, empirically complex issues debated in science.

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