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The Customization of Science: An Introduction to the Debate
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology.
2014 (English)In: The Customization of Science: The Impact of Religious and Political Worldviews on Contemporary Science / [ed] Steve Fuller, Mikael Stenmark, Ulf Zackariasson, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, 1-18 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The core idea explored is the thesis that science is increasingly becoming customized in various ways to fit the economic interests, the political ideologies, and the religious or antireligious convictions of different institutions and groups in society today and due to this fact people’s conception of science is changing. It is not just that science customizes us and changes our ideas about nature, society and ourselves; we customize science back and increasingly so. There is a two-way and not merely a one-way traffic that needs to be taken into account in our theories about science and how it related to society as a whole. Three aspects of this customization is address in the chapter: the autonomy of science, the neutrality of science, and the impartiality of science.

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Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. 1-18 p.
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Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
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Philosophy of Religion
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-229291ISBN: 978-1-137-37960-3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-229291DiVA: diva2:736234
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Available from: 2014-08-05 Created: 2014-08-05 Last updated: 2015-01-13

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