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First Person Data, Publicity and Self-Measurement
Philosophers' Imprint (2009)
  • Gualtiero Piccinini, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Abstract
First-person data have been both condemned and hailed because of their alleged privacy. Critics argue that science must be based on public evidence: since first-person data are private, they should be banned from science. Apologists reply that first-person data are necessary for understanding the mind: since first-person data are private, scientists must be allowed to use private evidence. I argue that both views rest on a false premise.
Disciplines
Publication Date
October, 2009
Citation Information
Piccinini, G. (2009). First Person Data, Publicity and Self-Measurement. Philosophers’ Imprint, 9(9). Retrieved from https://www.academia.edu/2795899/First_Person_Data_Publicity_and_Self-Measurement