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Value-Free Science?Ideals and Illusions$
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Harold Kincaid, John Dupré, and Alison Wylie

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195308969

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308969.001.0001

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 Is Logical Empiricism Committed to the Ideal of Value‐Free Science?

 Is Logical Empiricism Committed to the Ideal of Value‐Free Science?

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(p.143) 7 Is Logical Empiricism Committed to the Ideal of Value‐Free Science?
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Value-Free Science?
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John T. Roberts (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308969.003.0011

This chapter argues that logical empiricism is (implicitly) committed to rejecting the ideal of value-free science. Section 7.2 explains the meaning of the logical empiricist approach to philosophy of science. Section 7.3 discusses the meaning of the ideal of value-free science. Section 7.4 returns to the logical empiricist approach to philosophy of science and fills in a few more details. Section 7.5 considers and rejects an argument that seems to show that the logical empiricist approach to philosophy of science must be committed to the ideal of value-free science. Section 7.6 presents the main argument of the chapter, and concluding remarks are offered in Section 7.7.

Keywords:   logical empiricist approach, philosophy of science, value-free science

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