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    Kristin Shrader‐Frechette (2004). Using Metascience to Improve Dose‐Response Curves in Biology: Better Policy Through Better Science. Philosophy of Science 71 (5):1026-1037.
    Many people argue that uncertain science—or controversial policies based on science—can be clarified primarily by greater attention to social/political values influencing the science and by greater attention to the vested interests involved. This paper argues that while such clarification is necessary, it is not a sufficient condition for achieving better science and policy; indeed its importance may be overemphasized. Using a case study involving the current, highly politicized controversy over the shape of dose‐response curves for biological effects of ionizing radiation, (...)
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    Kristin Shrader‐Frechette (2006). Comparativist Philosophy of Science and Population Viability Assessment in Biology: Helping Resolve Scientific Controversy. Philosophy of Science 73 (5):817-828.
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    Kristin Shrader‐Frechette (1992). Science, Democracy, and Public Policy. Critical Review 6 (2-3):255-264.
    Experts often tout highly subjective methods of policy analysis as scientific and value?free. In The Myth of Scientific Public Policy, Robert Formaini exposes the uncertainties in two of these methods, cost?benefit analysis and risk assessment. Because of these deficiencies, he concludes that ethics and political philosophy, not science, are the proper foundation for public policy. While Formaini is right to emphasize the value?ladenness of cost?benefit analysis and risk assessment, his rejection of scientific methods of policy analysis is questionable. His criticisms, (...)
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    Kristin Shrader‐Frechette (2004). Cass Sunstein, Risk and Reason:Risk and Reason. Ethics 114 (2):376-380.
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    Kristin S. Shrader‐Frechette (2002). Avner De‐Shalit, The Environment: Between Theory and Practice:The Environment: Between Theory and Practice. Ethics 112 (2):364-366.
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    Kristin Shrader‐Frechette (2010). Zack, Naomi . Ethics for Disaster . New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2009 . Pp. Xv+141. $59.95 (Cloth). Ethics 120 (2):426-430.
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  7. Kristin Shrader‐Frechette (2016). Dispelling Stem‐Cell Ideology. Hastings Center Report 46 (3):46-46.
    Week-old embryos are considered the richest source of stem cells usable in medical treatments. Because the embryos are destroyed when the stem cells are removed, the debate over the embryo's legal, moral, political, and scientific status has exploded. In this debate, Sheldon Krimsky's Stem Cell Dialogues: A Philosophical and Scientific Inquiry into Medical Frontiers is the single best book. Evenhanded, eminently readable, up to date, educational, scientifically precise, powerfully researched, and very entertaining, Krimsky's slim volume is one that no scientist, (...)
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