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- DescriptionStriving to re-direct the philosophy of science, Philip Kitcher examines the heated debate surrounding the role of science in shaping our lives. Kitcher explores the sharp divide between those who believe that the pursuit of scientific kwledge is always valuable and necessary - the purists - and those who believe that it invariably serves the interests of people in positions of power. He rejects both perspectives, working out a more realistic image of the sciences - one that allows for the possibility of scientific truth, but netheless permits social consensus to determine which avenues to investigate. He then proposes a democratic and deliberative framework for responsible scientists to follow.
- Author BiographyPhilip Kitcher is Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University and author of The Nature of Mathematical Knowledge (OUP, 1983); The Advancement of Science (OUP, 1993); and In Mendel's Mirror (OUP, 2003).
- Author(s)Philip Kitcher
- PublisherOxford University Press Inc
- Date of Publication01/09/2003
- SubjectScience & Mathematics: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Series TitleOxford Studies in the Philosophy of Science
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintOxford University Press Inc
- Weight344 g
- Width154 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine15 mm
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