Value-Free Science: Ideals and Illusions?

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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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Introduction
3
CASE STUDIES
25
EVIDENCE AND VALUES
107
VALUES AND GENERAL PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE PERSPECTIVES
141
Index
239
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Harold Kincaid is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Alabama. John Dupré is Professor of Philosophy of Science and Director of the ESRC Centre for Genomics in Society at the University of Exeter.

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