Value-Free Science: Ideals and Illusions?
Harold Kincaid, John Dupre, Alison Wylie
Oxford University Press, Mar 15, 2007 - Philosophy - 256 pages
It has long been thought that science is our best hope for realizing objective knowledge, but that, to deliver on this promise, it must be value free. Things are not so simple, however, as recent work in science studies makes clear. The contributors to this volume investigate where and how values are involved in science, and examine the implications of this involvement for ideals of objectivity.
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