David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2006 (3) (2006)
The movement of epistemic standards closer to moral virtue reflects a worrisome trend in the recent renascence of naturalism in philosophy that links access to truth with a deepening sense of the knower's history. While it is relatively harmless to insist that mastery of a scientific specialty requires training in certain techniques, it is more problematic (pace Kuhn) to insist that all such specialists share the same disciplinary narrative -- and still more problematic to require that they pledge allegiance to the same philosophical world-view, say, what the US National Academy of Sciences calls "methodological naturalism." It makes for bad philosophy, bad science, and bad politics. Yet, we seem to be sliding down this slippery slope, which in the past has led to loyalty oaths and in the future could lead to the genetic profiling of people as unfit for scientific endeavors because of their propensity to belief in, say, the supernatural.
|Keywords||Science Civic virtue|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Noretta Koertge (2004). How Might We Put Gender Politics Into Science? Philosophy of Science 71 (5):868-879.
Nicholas Xenos (1996). Civic Nationalism: Oxymoron? Critical Review 10 (2):213-231.
Bert van Den Brink (2001). Introduction: Civic Virtue and Pluralism. Philosophical Explorations 4 (3):152-156.
David H. Jones (1992). A Pragmatic Defense of Some Liberal Civic Virtues. Southern Journal of Philosophy 30 (2):77-92.
John Annette (2005). Character, Civic Renewal and Service Learning for Democratic Citizenship in Higher Education. British Journal of Educational Studies 53 (3):326 - 340.
Robert Audi (1998). A Liberal Theory of Civic Virtue. Social Philosophy and Policy 15 (01):149-.
Noretta Koertge (2005). A Bouquet of Scientific Values. In , Scientific Values and Civic Virtues. Oup Usa. 9--24.
Jason Brennan (2012). For-Profit Business as Civic Virtue. Journal of Business Ethics 106 (3):313-324.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads43 ( #42,363 of 1,101,637 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #191,839 of 1,101,637 )
How can I increase my downloads?