Abstract

This essay compares two philosophical proposals concerning the relation between values and science, both of which reject the value-free ideal but nevertheless place restrictions on how values and science should interact. The first of these proposals relies on a distinction between the direct and indirect roles of values, while the second emphasizes instead a distinction between epistemic and nonepistemic values. We consider these two proposals in connection with a case study of disputed research on the topic of environmental justice and argue that the second proposal has several advantages over the first.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1086-3249
Print ISSN
1054-6863
Pages
pp. 163-182
Launched on MUSE
2012-08-28
Open Access
No
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