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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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Constraints on Free Inquiry

Constraints on Free Inquiry

(p.93) Eight Constraints on Free Inquiry
Science, Truth, and Democracy

Philip Kitcher (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

Freedom of inquiry is often touted as an unimpeachable virtue. This chapter examines a type of situation in which there seems to be a moral imperative not to pursue certain lines of research. It argues that the imperative is genuine, but that there is no good argument for censorship.

Keywords:   inquiry, race, scientific research, sex differences

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