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Values and objectivity in science : the current controversy about transgenic crops

Author: Hugh Lacey
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©2005.
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Values and Objectivity in Science illuminates many of the ethical issues that arise concerning scientific practices and applications, offering an account of how social and ethical values play important roles within science. Hugh Lacey develops and clarifies his previous analysis by arguing for the importance of research being conducted under a plurality of strategies, contrasting "materialist strategies" with  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lacey, Hugh.
Values and objectivity in science.
Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©2005
(OCoLC)607694873
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh Lacey
ISBN: 0739110454 9780739110454 0739111418 9780739111413
OCLC Number: 57284001
Description: xiii, 289 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction. Part I: The Interplay of Science and Values: 1. How the Sciences Are and Are Not Value Free --
2. Objectivity and Serving Human Well-Being --
3. The Distinction Between Cognitive and Social Values --
4. Incommensurability and "Multicultural Science" --
5. The Social Location of Scientific Practices --
Part II: Current Controversy About Transgenic Crops: 6. The Controversy About Transgenics: Structure and Opposing Interests --
7. Strategies for Research in Agricultural Science --
8. Benefits of Using Transgenics --
9. Environmental Risks of the Development and Use of Transgenics --
10. Alternative ("Better") Forms of Farming --
Part III: Prolegomenon to Empirical Investigation of Future Social Possibilities: 11. The Socio-Cultural Location of Alternatives to Transgenics.
Responsibility: Hugh Lacey.
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