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    • Regarding scientific significance 

      Magnus, P.D. (2010-09-17)
      In Science, Truth, and Democracy, Philip Kitcher introduces significance graphs (structures that illustrate how and which questions are significant) and well ordered science (a norm defined by an imagined process of ideal ...
    • Reliability on the Crowded Net: Finding the Truth in a Web of Deceit 

      Magnus, P.D. (MacHack: the Conference for Leading Edge Developers, 2001)
      On-line, just as off-line, there are ways of assessing the credibility of information sources. The Internet, although it arguably makes for nothing wholly new in this regard, complicates the ordinary task of assessing ...
    • Underdetermination and the Claims of Science 

      Magnus, P.D. (2003-03)
      The underdetermination of theory by evidence is supposed to be a reason to rethink science. It is not. Many authors claim that underdetermination has momentous consequences for the status of scientific claims, but such ...
    • Wrongful Life and Procreative Decisions 

      Steinbock, Bonnie (2009)
      This paper defends and refines the claim that procreation can be wrongful. Procreation is wrongful first when the "nonexistence condition" is met: the person's life will be filled with suffering that cannot be ameliorated ...