Science and politics: Dangerous liaisons
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- Sesardić, N. Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie (1992) 23: 129. doi:10.1007/BF01801799
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.