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The Resource Objectivity and diversity : another logic of scientific research, Sandra Harding

Objectivity and diversity : another logic of scientific research, Sandra Harding

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Objectivity and diversity : another logic of scientific research
Title
Objectivity and diversity
Title remainder
another logic of scientific research
Statement of responsibility
Sandra Harding
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Worries about scientific objectivity seem never-ending. Social critics and philosophers of science have argued that invocations of objectivity are often little more than attempts to boost the status of a claim, while calls for value neutrality may be used to suppress otherwise valid dissenting positions. Objectivity is used sometimes to advance democratic agendas, at other times to block them; sometimes for increasing the growth of knowledge, at others to resist it. Sandra Harding is not ready to throw out objectivity quite yet. For all of its problems, she contends that objectivity is too powerful a concept simply to abandon. In Objectivity and Diversity, Harding calls for a science that is both more epistemically adequate and socially just, a science that would ask: How are the lives of the most economically and politically vulnerable groups affected by a particular piece of research? Do they have a say in whether and how the research is done? Should empirically reliable systems of indigenous knowledge count as "real science"? Ultimately, Harding argues for a shift from the ideal of a neutral, disinterested science to one that prizes fairness and responsibility.--
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Harding, Sandra G
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Science
  • Objectivity
  • Science
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Objectivity and diversity : another logic of scientific research, Sandra Harding
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17785030
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 217 pages
Isbn
9780226241227
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Uk)017093746
  • (OCoLC)890360373
Label
Objectivity and diversity : another logic of scientific research, Sandra Harding
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17785030
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 217 pages
Isbn
9780226241227
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Uk)017093746
  • (OCoLC)890360373

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