Research in an Imperfect World

Philip Kitcher

in Science, Truth, and Democracy

Published in print December 2001 | ISBN: 9780195145830
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199833344 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Studies in the Philosophy of Science

Research in an Imperfect World

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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

Chapter.  8525 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Science

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