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Deliberative‐Analytic Policy Inquiry: Postempiricist Practices

Frank Fischer

in Democracy and Expertise: Reorienting Policy Inquiry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199282838
eISBN:
9780191712487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282838.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Moving beyond the traditional conceptions of value-neutrality and context independence that have dominated the epistemology of the policy sciences, this chapter offers a social constructivist ... More


Experiments in Democracy: Human Embryo Research and the Politics of Bioethics

J. Benjamin Hurlbut

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231179546
eISBN:
9780231542913
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231179546.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

Human embryo research touches upon strongly felt moral convictions, and it raises such deep questions about the promise and perils of scientific progress that debate over its development has become a ... More


The Legacy of Experiment

J. Benjamin Hurlbut

in Experiments in Democracy: Human Embryo Research and the Politics of Bioethics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231179546
eISBN:
9780231542913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231179546.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

Chapter 8 concludes by reflecting upon the scientific and political developments that ended the stem cell controversy of the 2000s. It argues that the most lasting consequences of this political ... More


Medical Technologies and EU Law: The Evolution of Regulatory Approaches and Governance

Mariachiara Tallacchini

in New Technologies and EU Law

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198807216
eISBN:
9780191844935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198807216.003.0002
Subject:
Law, EU Law

The regulatory evolution of medical technologies in the EU offers a unique perspective with regard to highlighting significant elements of both European science policy and the development of European ... More


The Instrumental Value of Scientific Knowledge and Understanding and the Rationale for Space Science

James S.J. Schwartz

in The Value of Science in Space Exploration

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190069063
eISBN:
9780190069094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190069063.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter provides a defense of the instrumental value of scientific knowledge and understanding as well as a defense of the use of public funds in support of scientific research, including space ... More


Do we still believe in science?

Gianfranco Pacchioni

in The Overproduction of Truth: Passion, Competition, and Integrity in Modern Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198799887
eISBN:
9780191864858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198799887.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

The chapter starts by analysing how the case of an incorrect paper about the effects of vaccines has generated important consequences in the society. It then discusses the role of fakes news in ... More


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