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Science, truth, and democracy

Author: Philip Kitcher
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Series: Oxford studies in philosophy of science.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Closely examining some of our notions about the role of science, the author engages the heated debate about how scientific knowledge should be pursued and employed. He paints a portrait of the  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Kitcher
ISBN: 0195165527 9780195165524
OCLC Number: 53192329
Notes: "First issued as an Oxford University Press paperback, 2003"--Title page verso.
Description: xiii, 219 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Unacceptable images --
The world as we find it --
The ideal of objectivity --
The world as we make it --
Mapping reality --
Scientific significance --
The myth of purity --
Constraints on free inquiry --
Organizing inquiry --
Well-ordered science --
Elitism, democracy, and science policy --
Subversive truth and ideals of progress --
The Luddites' laments --
Research in an imperfect world.
Series Title: Oxford studies in philosophy of science.
Responsibility: Philip Kitcher.

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In Science, Truth, and Democracy, this philosopher of science at Columbia University revises and builds on his earlier account to debunk what he refers to as the theology of science-the idea that Read more...

 
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