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Science in a democratic society

Author: Philip Kitcher
Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2011.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Kitcher
ISBN: 9781616144074 1616144076
OCLC Number: 679931823
Description: 270 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
Chapter 1. The Erosion of Scientific Authority --
1. Disappointment and Overconfidence --
2. The Division of Epistemic Labor --
3. Sources of Trouble --
4. Values and Science --
Chapter 2. Discussing Values --
5. Ethics as a Human Project --
6. Ethical Progress? --
7. Renewing the Project --
8. Values in Science --
Chapter 3. Democratic Values --
9. Taking Democracy Seriously --
10. Ideals of Freedom --
11. Equality in Freedom --
12. A Picture of Democracy --
Chapter 4. The Evolution of Public Knowledge --
13. Origins --
14. The Public Depository --
15. Later Variants --
16. From Private to Public --
Chapter 5. Well-Ordered Science --
17. Scientific Significance --
18. Well-Ordered Science: Explanation --
19. Well-Ordered Science: Defense --
20. Merely an Ideal? --
21. Constraints on Pursuit --
Chapter 6. Public Reason --
22. Problems of Certification? --
23. Fraud and Misrepresentation in Science Research --
24. Well-Ordered Certification and Ideal Transparency --
25. The Role(s) of Philosophy of Science: A Brief Excursion --
26. Chimeric Epistermologies and Opaque Value-Judgments --
27. Suggestions for Improvement --
Chapter 7. Applications and Access --
28. Using Public Knowledge --
29. The Need for Improved Access --
30. Science in Public Debate --
31. The Shibboleth of "Free Discussion" --
32. Educating Citizens --
Chapter 8. Diversity and Dissent --
33. Diversity within Scientific Fields --
34. Varieties of Diversity --
35. Markets, Norms, and Team Players --
36. Dissent --
37. Political Entanglements? --
Chapter 9. Actual Choices --
38. The History of Life --
39. Biomedical Technology --
40. Genetically Modified Organisms --
41. Climate Change --
Notes --
References --
Index.
Responsibility: Philip Kitcher.

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