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Science, Policy, and the Value-Free Ideal

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ISBN-10: 0822960265

ISBN-13: 9780822960263

Edition: 2009

Authors: Heather Douglas

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Science has gained unprecedented stature in policy making in the United States. In this book, the author argues that the moral responsibilities of scientists require the consideration of values even at the heart of science and that it should not be 'value-free' as most philosophers of science have contended since World War II.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date: 7/15/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

List of Abbreviations
Introduction: Science Wars and Policy Wars
The Rise of the Science Advisor
Origins of the Value-Free Ideal for Science
The Moral Responsibilities of Scientists
The Structure of Values in Science
Objectivity in Science
The Integrity of Science in the Policy Process
Values and Practices