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Science, values, and objectivity

Author: Peter K Machamer; Gereon Wolters
Publisher: Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©2004.
Series: Pittsburgh-Konstanz series in the philosophy and history of science.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"As Science, Values, and Objectivity reveals, the connections and interactions between values and science are quite complex. The essays in this volume identify the crucial values that play a role in science, distinguish some of the criteria that can be used for value identification, and elaborate the conditions for warranting certain values as necessary or central to the very activity of scientific  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Science, values, and objectivity.
Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, 2004
(OCoLC)696305784
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter K Machamer; Gereon Wolters
ISBN: 0822942372 9780822942375
OCLC Number: 55797968
Description: vi, 317 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The Epistemic, the Cognitive, and the Social / Larry Laudan --
2. Is There a Significant Distinction between Cognitive and Social Values? / Hugh Lacey --
3. Epistemic and Nonepistemic Values in Science / Mauro Dorato --
4. The Social in the Epistemic / Peter Machamer and Lisa Osbeck --
5. Transcending the Discourse of Social Influences / Barry Barnes --
6. Between Science and Values / Peter Weingart --
7. How Values Can Be Good for Science / Helen E. Longino --
8. "Social" Objectivity and the Objectivity of Value / Tara Smith --
9. On the Objectivity of Facts, Beliefs, and Values / Wolfgang Spohn --
10. A Case Study in Objectifying Values in Science / Mark A. Bedau --
11. Border Skirmishes between Science and Policy: Autonomy, Responsibility, and Values / Heather E. Douglas --
12. The Prescribed and Proscribed Values in Science Policy / Sandra D. Mitchell --
13. Bioethics: Its Foundation and Application in Political Decision Making / Felix Thiele --
14. Knowledge and Control: On the Bearing of Epistemic Values in Applied Science / Martin Carrier --
15. Law and Science / Eric Hilgendorf.
Series Title: Pittsburgh-Konstanz series in the philosophy and history of science.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Machamer and Gereon Wolters.
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