Philosophy of science that ignores science : race, IQ and heritability


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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)580-602
Number of pages23
JournalPhilosophy of Science
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2000


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