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Value-Free Science?

Purity and Power in Modern Knowledge

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HARDCOVER

$95.00 • £76.95 • €85.50

ISBN 9780674931701

Publication Date: 10/01/1991

Short

344 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

6 tables

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  • Preface
  • Introduction: The Dilemma of Science Policy
  • I. “Pure Science” and the Baconian Critique
    • 1. The Cosmos as Construct
    • 2. Baconian Caveats, Royalist Compromise
    • 3. The Devalorization of Being
    • 4. Secondary Qualities and Subjective Value
  • II. The Politics of Neutrality in German Social Theory
    • 5. The German University and the Research Ideal
    • 6. Empirical Science and Specialized Expertise
    • 7. The Werturteilsstreit, or Controversy over Values
    • 8. The Social Context of German Social Science
    • 9. Neutral Marxism
    • 10. Max Weber and Wertfreie Wissenschaft
  • III. The Legacy of Neutrality: Positivism and Its Critics
    • 11. Catholicism Without Christianity
    • 12. Logical Positivism
    • 13. Positive Economics
    • 14. Emotivist Ethics
    • 15. Social Theory of Science
    • 16. Realism Versus Moralism
    • 17. Critiques of Science
  • Conclusion: Neutrality as Myth, Mask, Shield, and Sword
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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