Dan Hicks University of Notre Dame
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My research deals with philosophy of science and political philosophy, and especially the intersection of the two. I am especially interested in what might be called the "political economy of science": the ways in which the social organization of scientific activity and interactions with other kinds of organizations (social movements, the state, the market) influence the products of that activity (i.e., scientific theories and technology). I'm currently spinning papers out of my dissertation, developing plans for a book on political philosophy, and brainstorming a research project on funding structures of research into either genetically modified crops or nutrition science.