Value-Free Science? : Ideals and Illusions
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.
- Hardback | 256 pages
- 142.2 x 213.4 x 27.9mm | 430.92g
- 05 Apr 2007
- Oxford University Press Inc
- New York, United States
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 *
About Harold Kincaid
Harold Kincaid is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Alabama. John Dupre is Professor of Philosophy of Science and Director of the ESRC Centre for Genomics in Society at the University of Exeter.