Is Science Value Free?: Values and Scientific Understanding
Exploring the role of values in scientific inquiry, Hugh Lacey examines the nature and meaning of values, and looks at challenges to the view, posed by postmodernists, feminists, radical ecologists, Third-World advocates and religious fundamentalists, that science is value free. He also focuses on discussions of 'development', especially in Third World countries. This paperback edition includes a new preface.
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Introduction The idea that science is value free
Science as value free provisional theses
The control of nature
Kuhn scientific activity in different worlds
A grassroots empowerment approach
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