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Scientific Values and Civic Virtues

Scientific Values and Civic Virtues

by Noretta Koertge
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ISBN-13: 9780195172249
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 08/04/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Noretta Koertge is Emeritus Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at Indiana University and editor of A House Built on Sand (OUP, 1998).

Table of Contents

What Science Can Offer Contemporary Democracy, Noretta Koertge, Indiana University
PART 1: The Nexus Between Scientific Values and Civic Virtues
1. A Bouquet of Scientific Values, Noretta Koertge
2. Public Reason and Democracy: The Place of Science in Maintaining Civic Friendship, Steven M. DeLue, Miami University
3. Reason and Authority in the Middle Ages: the Latin West and Islam, Edward Grant, Indiana University
4. Civic Virtue and Science in Pre-Revolutionary Europe, John C. Moore, Hofstra University
5. Virtues and the Scientific Revolution, Rose-Mary Sargent, Merrimack College
PART II: Values Revealed in the Work of Scientists
6. Candor and Integrity in Science, Gerald Holton, Harvard University
7. Evolutionary Biology an the Question of Trust, Michael Ruse, Florida State University
8. The Rise and Fall of Emil Konopinski's Theory of Decay, Allan Franklin, University of Colorado
9. The Evolutionary Ethics of Alfred C. Kinsey, Frederick B. Churchill, Indiana University
PART III: Sites of Struggle: Downgrading Science while Weakening Democracy
10. Defending the Radical Center, Keith Parsons, University of Houston, Clear Lake
11. Are Universities and Scholarship Now Undermining Modern Democracy?, Philip A. Sullivan, University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies
12. The Wedge of Intelligent Design: Retrograde Science, Schooling, and Society, Barbara Forrest, Southeastern Louisiana University, and Paul R. Gross, University of Virginia
13. When Science Teaching Becomes a Subversive Activity, Pervez Hoodbhoy, Quaid-e-Azum University
14. Postmodernism, Hindu Nationalism and 'Vedic Science', Meera Nanda, Columbia University

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