Scientific Research–Who Should Govern?
- Philip Kitcher
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I argue that the title question needs to be taken seriously because there are important questions about how the scientific agenda should be set. Natural answers to the question – declarations of the proper autonomy of science or expressions of faith in market forces – are found inadequate. Instead, I propose a form of democracy with respect to scientific research that will avoid the obvious dangers of a tyranny of ignorance. I conclude with some modest proposals about how the ideal of a democratic science might be implemented and with a response to common objections.
- Scientific Research–Who Should Govern?
Volume 1, Issue 3 , pp 177-184
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- Scientific research
- Autonomy of science
- Philip Kitcher (1)
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- 1. Department of Philosophy, Columbia University, 708 Philosophy Hall, 1150 Amsterdam Avenue, MC: 4971, New York, NY, 10027, USA