Journal for General Philosophy of Science

, Volume 23, Issue 1, pp 129–151

Science and politics: Dangerous liaisons

  • Authors
  • Neven Sesardić
Articles

DOI: 10.1007/BF01801799

Cite this article as:
Sesardić, N. Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie (1992) 23: 129. doi:10.1007/BF01801799

Summary

In contrast to the opinion of numerous authors (e.g. R. Rudner, P. Kitcher, L. R. Graham, M. Dummett, N. Chomsky, R. Lewontin, etc.) it is argued here that the formation of opinion in science should be greatly insulated from political considerations. Special attention is devoted to the view that methodological standards for evaluation of scientific theories ought to vary according to the envisaged political uses of these theories.

Key words

Sciencepoliticsacceptance of theoriesdangerous knowledgeself-censorshipobjectivity

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