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Science, Truth, and Democracy$
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Philip Kitcher

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780195145830

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195145836.001.0001

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Research in an Imperfect World

Research in an Imperfect World

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Fourteen Research in an Imperfect World
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Science, Truth, and Democracy
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Philip Kitcher (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195145836.003.0014

Concludes by considering the responsibilities of scientific researchers in societies in which the ideal of well‐ordered science does not hold. It looks, in particular, at the case of the Human Genome Project and at the moral imperatives that arise from our current, partial, knowledge of human molecular genetics.

Keywords:   Human Genome Project, human molecular genetics, scientific research, scientific responsibility, well‐ordered science

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