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 how values are involved in science, and examine the implications of this involvement for ideals of objectivity.
Readership: Philosophers of Science.
Edited by Harold Kincaid, Professor of Philosophy, University of Alabama, John Dupré, Professor of Philosophy, University of Exeter, and Alison Wylie, Professor of Philosophy, University of Washington
"Historians of science whose work has led them to puzzle over their own and their historical actors' judgments of the relations between value and scientific fact will find much of value here." - Alan Richardson, Isis