David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Social Epistemology 19 (1):49 – 62 (2005)
This response argues that the delegitimization of scientific authority provides a much-needed opportunity to examine the ethics, pragmatics and metaphysics of science's relationship to other forms of knowledge. While sharing Nanda's concerns about an unreflexive valorizaion of indigenous knowledge particularly as it applies to Hindu-nationalist justifications of its own reactionary project, I suggest that the political implications of science critique can only be evaluated fairly through an understanding of what is at stake in specific contexts. Rather than rejecting STS approaches and visions of 'alternative modernities' tout court, I argue that they can assist in furthering the Enlightenment project of critical reason. Using empirical examples form research on health and the environment, the paper suggests ways in which the blurring of nature, technology, society and the human could be politically productive.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|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
Bruno Latour (2004). Why Has Critique Run Out of Steam? From Matters of Fact to Matters of Concern. Critical Inquiry 30 (2):225-248.
Alan Irwin (1995). Citizen Science: A Study of People, Expertise, and Sustainable Development. Routledge.
K. Sivaramakrishnan (2002). Forest Co-Management as Science and Democracy in West Bengal, India. Environmental Values 11 (3):277 - 302.
Arnab K. Acharya (2004). Toward Establishing a Universal Basic Health Norm. Ethics and International Affairs 18 (3):65–78.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Penny J. Gilmer (1995). Teaching Science at the University Level: What About the Ethics? Science and Engineering Ethics 1 (2):173-180.
John Kadvany (1997). Varieties of Risk Representations. Journal of Social Philosophy 28 (3):123-143.
Jeanette Edwards, Penelope Harvey & Peter Wade (eds.) (2007). Anthropology and Science: Epistemologies in Practice. Berg.
Ronald N. Giere (2003). A New Program for Philosophy of Science? Philosophy of Science 70 (1):15-21.
Céline Kermisch (2012). Risk and Responsibility: A Complex and Evolving Relationship. Science and Engineering Ethics 18 (1):91-102.
Tong Wu (2008). Is Scientific Research Driven by Opportunity, Problems, or Observations? Frontiers of Philosophy in China 3 (3):424-437.
Leslie A. Howe (2008). Remote Sport: Risk and Self-Knowledge in Wilder Spaces. Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 35 (1):1-16.
Carl F. Cranor (1988). Some Public Policy Problems with the Science of Carcinogen Risk Assessment. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1988:467 - 488.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads3 ( #462,351 of 1,725,584 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #349,437 of 1,725,584 )
How can I increase my downloads?