More Details Original Title. Other Editions 6. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Science, Truth, and Democracy , please sign up. Be the first to ask a question about Science, Truth, and Democracy. Lists with This Book.
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Feb 09, Tom rated it liked it. I find myself somewhat ambivalent about this work.
While great points are made throughout, and Kitcher's ideal of well-ordered science seems to be on the right track, the work as a whole suggests a largely conflicted picture. On the one hand, he wants to promote the idea of democratizing science, of pursuing research with society specifically in mind, and of viewing epistemic significance in research as basically just what we happen to find interesting at the time. Yet, on the other hand, he maintains that some research simply shouldn't be pursued because it will likely lead to deleterious consequences, so there should be limits to free inquiry.
Here's the confliction. If science is democratized, and epistemic significance is pretty much just what we happen to find interesting at the time say, certain truths related to some political movement or program , and certain avenues of research are shunned through limits on free inquiry though Kitcher does say that no research should be banned outright , then how exactly do we avoid fostering a climate of neo-Lysenkoism? Most especially, how is this to be avoided if society, science, and politics are as intertwined as Kitcher, I think correctly, points out?
Now, I definitely see value in democratizing science, but I think Kitcher sounds a bit too optimistic about the success and workability of such an endeavor. But, nonetheless, the work does provide an enlightening discussion on the relationship between science and society, even if some parts were unsatisfying.
Other Subject Areas
View 1 comment. May 28, Matt rated it liked it Shelves: philosophy , science-studies , science-and-values. Starting to think more about part II of the book, which I also think is a failure but an interesting one , and what we can do for an alternative. This is going to be the next text in my grad seminar. We'll see how it goes. Original review: This book is very accessible to a wide audience, which is great. Philip Kitcher.
Robert W. Peter Achinstein. Mathias Frisch. Newton C. Da Costa. Christopher Pincock. Home Contact us Help Free delivery worldwide. Free delivery worldwide. Bestselling Series. Harry Potter. Popular Features. New Releases. Counteracting the politicization of science. Journal of Communication , 65 , — Brewer, P. European Political Science , 11 1 , 7— Brossard, D.
A critical appraisal of models of public understanding of science. Stout Eds. New York: Routledge. Brown, M. Ethics, politics, and the public: Shaping the research agenda. Sarewitz Eds. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press. Politicizing science: Conception of politics in science and technology studies. Social Studies of Science , 45 1 , 3— Bucchi, M. Science and public participation. Hackett, O. Amsterdamska, M.
Wajcman Eds. Bush, V. Science: The endless frontier: Report to the president on a program for postwar scientific research. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Library. Coburn, T. The National Science Foundation: Under the microscope. Douglas, H. Science, policy, and the value-free ideal. Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh University Press. Untangling values, ideologies, and reasons. Dreger, A.
Social Epistemology (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
New York: Penguin. Drutman, L. The business of America is lobbying: How corporations became politicized and politics became more corporate. Feldman, L. Fishkin, J. Experimenting with a democratic ideal: Deliberative polling and public opinion. Acta Politica , 40 , — Fowler, E. The content and effect of politicized health controversies. Fuels America. Television and website ad. Garretson, J. Scientific communication about biological influences on homosexuality and the politics of gay rights.
Political Research Quarterly , 69 1 , 17— Gauchat, G. American Sociological Review , 77 2 , — Gould, D. Chicago: Chicago University Press. Greenberg, D. Science, money, and politics: Political triumph and ethical erosion. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Groshek, J. How social media can distort and misinform when communicating science.
The Conversation. Guston, D. Between politics and science: Assuring the integrity and productivity of research. New York: Cambridge University Press. Democratizing science: Ends, means, outcomes. Zachary Ed. Hmielowski, J. An attack on science? Media use, trust in scientists, and perceptions of global warming. Public Understanding of Science , 23 7 , — Hochschild, J.
Edited by Paul Humphreys
Technology optimism or pessimism about genomic science: Variation among experts and scholarly disciplines. Hume, D. A Treatise of Human Nature. Norton Eds. Jasanoff, S. Contested boundaries in policy-relevant science. Social Studies of Science , 17 2 , — The fifth branch: Science advisers as policymakers.
Science and public reason. Kahan, D. Foreword: Neutral principles, motivated cognition, and some problems for constitutional law. Harvard Law Review , 1 , 1— Why we are poles apart on climate change. Nature, , An experimental investigation of motivated reasoning and professional judgment. University of Pennsylvania Law Review , The polarizing impact of science literacy and numeracy on perceived climate change risks.
Nature Climate Change , 2 , — Kevles, D. In the name of eugenics: Genetics and the uses of human heredity. Social Research , 73 3 , — Kitcher, P. Science, truth, and democracy. Kolbert, E. The G. The New Yorker. Kraft, P. Krimsky, S. Evolving narratives of genetic explanation across disciplines. Gruber Eds. The Nazi connection: Eugenics, American racism, and German national socialism.
- Dead by Sunset.
- A Practicum Turn in Teacher Education;
- Scientific Objectivity.
- New Cat.
- After Kuhn - Oxford Handbooks!
Latour, B. Science in action. New York: Open University Press. Levendusky, M. How partisan media polarize America. Lewandowsky, S. The role of conspiracist ideation and worldviews in predicting rejection of science. Lewenstein, B. Science and the media. Lodge, M. The rationalizing voter. Lowi, T. American government: Power and purpose, thirteenth edition core edition. New York: W. Lupia, A. Communicating science in politicized environments.
McIntyre, L. Respecting truth: Willful ignorance in the Internet age. Medawar, P. Advice to a young scientist. New York: Basic Books. Miller, J. Scientific literacy: A conceptual and empirical review. Daedalus , 2 , 29— Mooney, C. The Republican war on science. Moore, G. Principia ethica. Mineola, NY: Dover. Originally published in Moore, K.
ISBN 13: 9780195145830
Disrupting science: Social movements, American scientists, and the politics of the military, — National Institutes of Health. Nelkin, D. Science Controversies. Nisbet, E. The partisan brain: How dissonant science messages lead conservatives and liberals to dis trust science. Nisbet, M. Framing science: A new paradigm in public engagement.
The need for knowledge-based journalism in politicized science debates. Attention cycles and frames in the plant biotechnology debate. Noel, H. Political ideologies and political parties in America. Nyhan, B. Vaccine opponents can be immune to education. The upshot. The New York Times. Oreskes, N.
- In the post-truth world, we need to remember the philosophy of science.
- Crochet Pink 26 Patterns to Crochet for Comfort, Gratitude, and Charity!
- Quantum Gravity and Quantum Cosmology.
Merchants of doubt: How a handful of scientists obscured the truth on issues from tobacco smoke to global warming. New York: Bloomsbury Press. Paul, D. The politics of heredity: Essays on eugenics, biomedicine, and the nature-nurture debate. Pew Research Center. Scientific achievements less prominent than a decade ago: public praises science; scientists fault public, media. Public and scientists express strikingly different views about science-related issues. Pielke, R. New York: Cambridge. Pitman, G. Backdrop: The politics and personalities behind sexual orientation research.
Provine, W. Geneticists and the biology of race crossing. Science , , — Rein, L. Rokeach, M. The nature of human values. New York: Free Press. Sarewitz, D. Making science policy matter for a use-inspired society. Crow, R. Frodeman, D. Guston, C. Mitcham, D. Zachary Eds. Schattschneider, E. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston.
Islam and Science
Scheufele, D. Science communication as political communication.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , Suppl. Segerstrale, U. Defenders of the truth: The battle for science in the sociobiology debate and beyond. Shapin, S. Science and the modern world. Sides, J. Why Congress should not cut funding to the social sciences. Monkey Cage, The Washington Post.
Related Science, Truth, and Democracy (Oxford Studies in the Philosophy of Science)
Copyright 2019 - All Right Reserved