Title

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

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Philosophy of Science

Publication Date

12-1-2000

Volume

67

Issue

4

First Page

580

Last Page

602

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.

DOI

10.1086/392856

Print ISSN

00318248

E-ISSN

1539767X

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Sesardic, N. (2000). Philosophy of science that ignores science: Race, IQ and heritability. Philosophy of Science, 67(4), 580-602. doi: 10.1086/392856