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The Price of Truth: How Money Affects the Norms of Science

David B. Resnik

Abstract

The financial and economic aspects of modern science raise many important and difficult questions for research ethics, the philosophy of science, and science policy. How does money affect scientific research? Can financial interests undermine scientific norms, such as objectivity, truthfulness, and honesty? Have scientists become entrepreneurs bent on making money instead of investigators searching for the truth? How does the commercialization of research affect the public’s perception of science? Can scientists prevent money from corrupting the research enterprise? What types of rules, police ... More

Keywords: ethics, objectivity, commercialization, funding, politics, policy, regulation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780195309782
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309782.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David B. Resnik, author
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
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