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Scientific values and civic virtues.

Koertge, Noretta.

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ISBN 10: 0195172248 / ISBN 13: 9780195172249
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Oxford & New York : Oxford University Press, c2005., Paperback. x, 245 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. Condition : very good copy. ISBN 0195172248[KEYWORDS: PHILOSOPHY*, philosophy. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 218693

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Titel: Scientific values and civic virtues.

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This volume of contributed essays, a follow-up to Noretta Koertge's successful book on the science wars, A House Built on Sand, takes an affirming, positive view of the relationship between the values embodied in science, and the nature of a civil society. It argues that recent attacks on the probity of science undermine the possibility of rational discourse in the political arena.

While science has traditionally been viewed as incorporating intellectual virtues like honesty and precision of language, the contributors to this volume point to additional benefits, examining the idea that science can serve as a source of, and inspiration for, civic virtues--in the need to be well-informed about the way the world works, in tolerating the viewpoints of others, and in functioning as a fully global enterprise dedicated to the public good. The contributors--who include philosophers, political scientists, physicists, biologists and engineers--look at examples of scientific virtues in action and how they might be used as inspirations and practical resources for improving civic society. The volume will appeal to a similarly broad audience interested in the relationship between science and society.

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Noretta Koertge is Emeritus Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at Indiana University and editor of A House Built on Sand (OUP, 1998).

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