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Is science value free? : values and scientific understanding / Hugh Lacey
Bib ID 2976619
Format BookBook
Author
Lacey, Hugh
 
Description London ; New York : Routledge, 1999 
xiv, 285 p. ; 23 cm. 
ISBN 0415208203 (hardback)
Summary

In this book, Hugh Lacey explicates and appraises the view that science is value free. Lacey discusses how science and values interact, with a focus on a discussion of development, and science's place in development - particularly in third-world countries.

Full contents
  • 1. Introduction: the idea that science is value free
  • 2. Values
  • 3. Cognitive values
  • 4. Science as value free: provisional theses
  • 5. Scientific understanding
  • 6. The control of nature
  • 7. Kuhn: scientific activity in different 'worlds'
  • 8. A "grassroots empowerment" approach
  • 9. A feminist approach
  • 10. Science as value free: revised theses
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [274]-280) and index.

Subjects Sciences -- Philosophy.  |  Objectivity.  |  Values.
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