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Science, Truth, and Democracy$
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Philip Kitcher

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780195145830

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195145836.001.0001

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Elitism, Democracy, and Science Policy

Elitism, Democracy, and Science Policy

(p.137) Eleven Elitism, Democracy, and Science Policy
Science, Truth, and Democracy

Philip Kitcher (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

From the perspective of well‐ordered science one can explore previous attempts to set science policy. This chapter considers three: Bacon's story of the New Atlantis, Vannevar Bush's Science: The Endless Frontier, and a recent attempt to make the National Institutes of Health more open to inputs from the public.

Keywords:   Bacon, National Institutes of Health, Vannevar Bush

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