Autor: Pierluigi Barrotta
ISBN-13: 9783319749372
Einband: Book
Seiten: 199
Format: 244x164x20 mm
Sprache: Englisch

Scientists, Democracy and Society

16, Logic, Argumentation & Reasoning
A Community of Inquirers, Originaltitel:Scienza e democrazia: Verità, fatti e valori in una prospettiva pragmatista
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Examines the relationships between science and democracy from an explicitly pragmatist perspective
Chapter 1. Hume's "law" and the ideal of value-free science.- Chapter 2. Concepts, values and scientific measurements.- Chapter 3. Values and inductive risk.- Chapter 4. Scientific research and the truth.- Chapter 5. Values and autonomy of science.- Chapter 6. Science, democracy and pragmatism.
This monograph examines the relationship between science and democracy. The author argues that there is no clear-cut division between science and the rest of society. Rather, scientists and laypeople form a single community of inquiry, which aims at the truth.To defend his theory, the author shows that science and society are both heterogeneous and fragmented. They display variable and shifting alliances between components. He also explains how information flow between science and society is bi-directional through "transactional" processes. In other words, science and society mutually define themselves. The author also explains how science is both objective and laden with values.Coverage includes a wide range of topics, such as: the ideal of value-free science, the is/ought divide, "thick terms" and the language of science, inductive risk, the dichotomy between pure science and applied science, constructivism and the philosophy of risk. It also looks at the concepts of truth and objectivity, the autonomy of science, moral and social inquiry, perfectionism and democracy, and the role of experts in democratic societies. The style is philosophical, but the book features many examples and case-studies. It will appeal to philosophers of science, those in science and technology studies as well as interested general readers.
Autor: Pierluigi Barrotta
Pierluigi Barrotta (b. 1958) is full Professor of Philosophy of Science and Director of the Department of Civilizations and Forms of Knowledge at the University of Pisa. He has published in history and philosophy of science, the epistemology of economics and the social sciences, the epistemology of environmental sciences, and the dialectical rationality in science. He is currently carrying out research on the relationships between science and democracy.

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Autor: Pierluigi Barrotta
ISBN-13:: 9783319749372
ISBN: 3319749374
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.04.2018
Verlag: Springer-Verlag GmbH
Gewicht: 498g
Seiten: 199
Sprache: Englisch
Auflage 2018
Sonstiges: Buch, 244x164x20 mm, Bibliographie