Science, Freedom, Democracy

Science, Freedom, Democracy - Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science

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Publisher's Synopsis

This book addresses the complex relationship between the values of liberal democracy and the values associated with scientific research. The chapters explore how these values mutually reinforce or conflict with one another, in both historical and contemporary contexts.

The contributors utilize various approaches to address this timely subject, including historical studies, philosophical analysis, and sociological case studies. The chapters cover a range of topics including academic freedom and autonomy, public control of science, the relationship between scientific pluralism and deliberative democracy, lay-expert relations in a democracy, and the threat of populism and autocracy to scientific inquiry. Taken together the essays demonstrate how democratic values and the epistemic and non-epistemic values associated with science are interconnected.

Science, Freedom, Democracy will be of interest to scholars and graduate students working in philosophy of science, history of philosophy, sociology of science, political philosophy, and epistemology.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780367704001
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Imprint: Routledge
Pub date:
DEWEY: 303.483
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 230
Weight: 453g
Height: 229mm
Width: 152mm
Spine width: 13mm