The Universal Values of Science and China’s Nobel Prize Pursuit

Minerva 52 (2):141-160 (2014)

Abstract
China does not seem to believe the existence of universally acknowledged values in science and fails to promote the observation of such values that also should be applied to every member of the scientific community and at all times. Or, there is a separation between the practice of science in China and the values represented by modern science. In this context, science, including the pursuit of the Nobel Prize, is more a pragmatic means to achieve the end of the political leadership – the national pride in this case – than an institution laden with values that govern its practices. However, it is the recognition and respect of the latter that could lead to achievement of the former, rather than the other way around
Keywords Science  Values  Nobel Prize  China
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DOI 10.1007/s11024-014-9249-y
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