Value-Free Science

Ideals and Illusions?

by Harold Kincaid, John Dupre,

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  • 9780195345582
It has long been thought that science is our best hope for realizing objective knowledge, but that, to deliver on this promise, it must be value free. Things are not so simple, however, as recent work in science studies makes clear. The contributors to this volume investigate where and how values are involved in science, and examine the implications of this involvement for ideals of objectivity.
  • Oxford University Press; March 2007
  • ISBN 9780195345582
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  • Title: Value-Free Science
  • Author: Harold Kincaid (ed.); John Dupre (ed.); Alison Wylie (ed.)
  • Imprint: Oxford University Press
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  • 9780195308969
  • 9780195345582

In The Press

"Historians of science whose work has led them to puzzle over their own and their historical actors' judgments of the relations between value and scientific fact will find much of value here."--Alan Richardson, Isis
"A valuable anthology of essays by contemporary philosophers."--Choice
"A well structured and informative introduction provides readers with background on the question of values in science.... Anyone who is interested in the question of values in science...will find Value-Free Science? a worthwhile read."--Lisa Gannett, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

About The Author

Harold Kincaid is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Alabama.John Dupré is Professor of Philosophy of Science and Director of the ESRC Centre for Genomics in Society at the University of Exeter.

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  • 9780195308969
  • 9780195345582