Value-Free Science: Ideal or Illusion? by Harold Kincaid

Value-Free Science: Ideal or Illusion?

EditorHarold Kincaid, John Dupre, Alison Wylie

Hardcover | March 29, 2007

not yet rated|write a review

Pricing and Purchase Info

$56.50

Earn 283 plum® points

Ships within 1-3 weeks

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

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 howvalues are involved in science, and examine the implications of this involvement for ideals of objectivity.

About The Author

Harold Kincaid is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Alabama. John Dupre is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Exeter. Alison Wylie is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Washington.
Goffman Unbound!: A New Paradigm for Social Science
Goffman Unbound!: A New Paradigm for Social Science

by Thomas J. Scheff

$63.89$79.87

Available for download

Not available in stores

The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Medicine
The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Medicine

by Miriam Solomon

$255.79$319.74

Available for download

Not available in stores

Classifying Psychopathology: Mental Kinds and Natural Kinds
Classifying Psychopathology: Mental Kinds and Natural Kinds

by Harold Kincaid

$47.99$59.94

Available for download

Not available in stores

Shop this author

Details & Specs

Title:Value-Free Science: Ideal or Illusion?Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 5.39 × 8.39 × 1.1 inPublished:March 29, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195308964

ISBN - 13:9780195308969

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Value-Free Science: Ideal or Illusion?

Reviews

Extra Content

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. IntroductionPart I: Case StudiesChapter 2. John Dupre: Fact and ValueChapter 3. Michael Root: How Should Sociologists Study Social Problems?Chapter 4. Lynn Hankinson and Allison Wylie: Coming to Terms with the Value(s) of Science: Insights from Feminist Science ScholarshipChapter 5. Brad Wray: Evaluating ScientistsPart II: Evidence and ValuesChapter 6. Elliott Sober: Evidence and Value FreedomChapter 7. Heather Douglas: Rejecting the Ideal of Value Free ScienceChapter 8. John Roberts: Is Logical Empiricism Committed to the Ideal of Value Free Science?Chapter 9. Sherri Roush: Constructive Empiricism and the Role of Social Values in ScienceChapter 10. Gerald Doppelt: The Value Ladenness of Scientific KnowledgeChapter 11. Harold Kincaid: Contextualist Morals and ScienceIndex

Editorial Reviews

"A valuable anthology of essays by contemporary philosophers."--Choice