Weaving Value Judgment into the Tapestry of Science

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Matthew J. Brown
University of Texas at Dallas
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I critically analyze Kevin Elliott’s A Tapestry of Values in order to tease out his views on the nature and status of values or value judgments in the text. I show there is a tension in Elliott’s view that is closely connected to a major lacuna in the philosophical literature on values in science: the need for a better theory of values.
Keywords value judgment  theories of values  values in science  Elliott, Kevin  noncognitivism  transparency  lexical priority of evidence over values
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DOI 10.3998/ptpbio.16039257.0010.010
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