Biomedical Research, Neglected Diseases, and Well-Ordered Science

Citation data:

THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, ISSN: 2171-679X, Vol: 24, Issue: 3, Page: 263-282

Publication Year:
2009
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Repository URL:
http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/10351
DOI:
10.1387/theoria.696
Author(s):
Reiss, Julian; Kitcher, Philip
Publisher(s):
Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea / Universidad del PaĆ­s Vasco
article description
In this paper we make a proposal for reforming biomedical research that is aimed to align research more closely with the so-called fair-share principle according to which the proportions of global resources assigned to different diseases should agree with the ratios of human suffering associated with those diseases.