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Freedom of Opinion

  • Evert W. Beth

Abstract

It is not uncommon that in disputes about scientific or philosophical questions the creed or persuasion of one of the parties in the discussion is referred to, implying that his view-point with regard to the controversial questions is not independent of this persuasion. To ask for the moral justification of this rather common procedure is to call attention to a number of problems in the ethics of scientific discourse, to the discussion of which this essay will be devoted.

Keywords

Moral Obligation Religious Community Scientific Discourse Philosophical Question Conscious Effort 
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    In order to keep the discussion as independent as possible from a personal element I purposely refrain from mentioning the names of the authors quoted.Google Scholar

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© D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland 1968

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