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Main Title Science, policy, and the value-free ideal /
Author Douglas, Heather E.
Publisher University of Pittsburgh Press,
Year Published 2009
OCLC Number 297144848
ISBN 9780822960263; 0822960265
Subjects Science--Social aspects. ; Science--Moral and ethical aspects. ; Scientists--Professional ethics. ; Einflussnahme.--(DE-588)4131701-4 ; Wissenschaft.--(DE-588)4066562-8 ; Wertfreiheit.--(DE-588)4137894-5
Internet Access
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Full text available from University of Pittsburgh Digital Research Library;view=toc;c=pittpress
Table of contents
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAM  Q175.5.D68 2009 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 05/19/2014
Collation xii, 210 pages ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Introduction: science wars and policy wars -- The rise of the science advisor -- Origins of the value-free ideal for science -- The moral responsibilities of scientists -- The structure of values in science -- Objectivity in science -- The integrity of science in the policy process -- Values and practices. "Since World War II, most philosophers of science have argued that science should remain "value-free." Heather E. Douglas argues that such a standard is neither adequate nor desirable. She lobbies for a new ideal in which values serve an essential function throughout scientific inquiry, but their role is constrained at key points, thereby protecting the integrity and objectivity of science."--Jacket.