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Direct and Indirect Roles for Values in Science

Elliott, Kevin (2011) Direct and Indirect Roles for Values in Science. [Preprint]

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    Although many philosophers have employed the distinction between “direct” and “indirect” roles for values in science, I argue that it merits further clarification. The distinction can be formulated in several ways: as a logical point, as a distinction between epistemic attitudes, or as a clarification of different consequences associated with accepting scientific claims. Moreover, it can serve either as part of a normative ideal or as a tool for policing how values influence science. While various formulations of the distinction may (with further clarification) contribute to a normative ideal, they have limited effectiveness for regulating how values influence science.

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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: inductive risk; epistemic attitudes; standards of evidence; indirect role for values; value free ideal
    Subjects: General Issues > Science and Society
    General Issues > Values In Science
    General Issues > Science Policy
    Depositing User: Kevin Elliott
    Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2010
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:20
    Item ID: 5522

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