Title

Values And Objectivity In Science: The Current Controversy About Transgenic Crops

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Book

Publication Date

2005

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Values And Objectivity In Science: The Current Controversy About Transgenic Crops

Abstract

Values and Objectivity in Science illustrates many of the ethical issues that arise concerning scientific practices and applications, offering an account of how social and ethical values play important roles in science. Hugh Lacey develops and clarifies his previous analysis by arguing for the importance of research being conducted under a plurality of strategies, contrasting materialist strategies with agro-ecological strategies. By displaying the structure of current ethical controversies about the legitimacy of planting transgenic crops, this book illustrates that sound thinking on such issues must be grounded on an adequate philosophy of science, one that can clearly distinguish between the proper and the distorting roles of values in scientific practices. This book will prove useful for science students and practitioners, as well as those interested in the growing ethical questions involved in scientific practices.--BOOK JACKET

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Lexington Books

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