Science in a Democratic Society

ISBN-10: 1616144076
ISBN-13: 9781616144074
Edition: 2011
Authors: Philip Kitcher
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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Prometheus Books, Publishers
Publication date: 8/23/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 270
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Philip Kitcher is John Dewey Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University.

Preface
Introduction
The Erosion of Scientific Authority
Disappointment and Overconfidence
The Division of Epistemic Labor
Sources of Trouble
Values and Science
Discussing Values
Ethics as a Human Project
Ethical Progress?
Renewing the Project
Values in Science
Democratic Values
Taking Democracy Seriously
Ideals of Freedom
Equality in Freedom
A Picture of Democracy
The Evolution of Public Knowledge
Origins
The Public Depository
Later Variants
From Private to Public
Well-Ordered Science
Scientific Significance
Well-Ordered Science: Explanation
Well-Ordered Science: Defense
Merely an Ideal?
Constraints on Pursuit
Public Reason
Problems of Certification?
Fraud and Misrepresentation in Science Research
Well-Ordered Certification and Ideal Transparency
The Role(s) of Philosophy of Science: A Brief Excursion
Chimeric Epistermologies and Opaque Value-Judgments
Suggestions for Improvement
Applications and Access
Using Public Knowledge
The Need for Improved Access
Science in Public Debate
The Shibboleth of "Free Discussion"
Educating Citizens
Diversity and Dissent
Diversity within Scientific Fields
Varieties of Diversity
Markets, Norms, and Team Players
Dissent
Political Entanglements?
Actual Choices
The History of Life
Biomedical Technology
Genetically Modified Organisms
Climate Change
Notes
References
Index

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