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Measuring the impact of philosophy.

Bovens, L. and Cartwright, N. (2010) 'Measuring the impact of philosophy.', HMSO, London.


The question of concern for this inquiry is “what evidence is there on the feasibility or effectiveness of estimating the economic impact of research” in this field? There is a current tendency to think that evidence consists only in empirical studies. But what matters is warrant, and for warrant what matters are the reasons and valid arguments that support the conclusion being warranted. Empirical studies are only a small part of the body of reasons necessary to license a conclusion. There are a number of theoretical and methodological reasons to believe that estimating the impact of philosophical research is not a feasible project.

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Additional Information:House of Commons Science and Technology: Sixth Report of Session 2009-10: The Impact of Spending Cuts on Science and Scientific Research. Written evidence.
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Date deposited:15 April 2016
Date of first online publication:2010
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