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Title Value-free science? : ideals and illusions / edited by Harold Kincaid, John Dupre, Alison Wylie.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.

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Subject Science -- Social aspects.
Science -- Philosophy.
Objectivity.
Alt Name Kincaid, Harold, 1952-
Dupré, John.
Wylie, Alison.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 241 pages)
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents pt. I. Case studies. Fact and value / John Dupre -- Social problems / Michael Root -- Coming to terms with the values of science: insights from the Feminist Science Studies Scholarship / Alison Wylie and Lynn Hankinson Nelson -- Evaluating scientists: examining the effects of sexism and nepotism / K. Brad Wray. pt. II. Evidence and values. Evidence and value freedom / Elliott Sober -- Rejecting the ideal of value-free science / Heather Douglas. pt. III. Values and general philosophy of science perspectives. Is logical empiricism committed to the ideal of value-free science? / John T. Roberts -- Constructive empiricism and the role of social values in science / Sherrilyn Roush -- The value ladenness of scientific knowledge / Gerald Doppelt -- Contextualist morals and science / Harold Kincaid.
Summary 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.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780195345582 (electronic bk.)
0195345584 (electronic bk.)
9780199867608
0199867607
9780195308969 (acid-free paper)
0195308964 (acid-free paper)
OCLC # 99932822
Additional Format Print version: Value-free science?. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007 9780195308969 0195308964 (DLC) 2006045302 (OCoLC)65644837


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