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Science under Attack

Maxwell, N; (2005) Science under Attack. The Philosophers' Magazine (31) 37 - 41.

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Abstract

Many attack science for its rationality. Actually, science suffers from a degree of irrationality, due to the fact that it fails to acknowledge problematic, influential assumptions concerning metaphysics, values and politics inherent in its aims. This has damaging consequences. Science would serve the interests of humanity better if it were more rational, and openly acknowledged its problematic aims, and sought to improve these aims as an integral part of scientific inquiry.

Type: Article
Title: Science under Attack
Publisher version: http://www.thephilosophersmagazine.com/TPM/
Language: English
Keywords: Science, romanticism, rationalism, science wars, metaphysics, values, politics
UCL classification: UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Science and Technology Studies
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/105640
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