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Science, Policy, and the Value-Free Ideal

Science, Policy, and the Value-Free Ideal

by Heather Douglas
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ISBN-13: 9780822960263
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date: 09/03/2009
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 969,316
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Heather E. Douglas is associate professor of philosophy and Waterloo Chair in Science and Society at the University of Waterloo, Canada.

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations vii

Preface ix

Chapter 1 Introduction: Science Wars and Policy Wars 1

Chapter 2 The Rise of the Science Advisor 23

Chapter 3 Origins of the Value-Free Ideal for Science 44

Chapter 4 The Moral Responsibilities of Scientists 66

Chapter 5 The Structure of Values in Science 87

Chapter 6 Objectivity in Science 115

Chapter 7 The Integrity of Science in the Policy Process 133

Chapter 8 Values and Practices 156

Epilogue 175

Notes 179

References 193

Index 205

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