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Roles for Socially Engaged Philosophy of Science in Environmental Policy

Elliott, Kevin (2018) Roles for Socially Engaged Philosophy of Science in Environmental Policy. [Preprint]

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In recent years, philosophers of science have taken renewed interest in pursuing scholarship that is “socially engaged.” As a result, this scholarship has become increasingly relevant to public policy. In order to illustrate the ways in which the philosophy of science can inform public policy, this chapter focuses specifically on environmental research and policy. It shows how philosophy can assist with environmental policy making in three ways: (1) clarifying the roles of values in policy-relevant science; (2) addressing scientific dissent, especially in response to “hot-button” policy issues; and (3) responding thoughtfully to scientific uncertainty.


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Elliott, Kevinkce@msu.edu0000-0003-3397-7849
Additional Information: Forthcoming chapter in David Boonin, ed. The Palgrave Handbook of Philosophy and Public Policy.
Keywords: science and values; socially relevant philosophy; socially engaged philosophy; public policy; environmental policy
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Earth Sciences
General Issues > Science and Society
General Issues > Science Policy
General Issues > Values In Science
Depositing User: Kevin Elliott
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2018 10:35
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2018 10:35
Item ID: 14861
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Earth Sciences
General Issues > Science and Society
General Issues > Science Policy
General Issues > Values In Science
Date: 2018
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/14861

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