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TaintedHow Philosophy of Science Can Expose Bad Science$
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Kristin Shrader-Frechette

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199396412

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199396412.001.0001

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Speaking Truth to Power

Speaking Truth to Power

Uncovering Flawed Methods, Protecting Lives and Welfare

(p.1) Chapter 1 Speaking Truth to Power

Kristin Shrader-Frechette

Oxford University Press

This chapter explains what science is and what philosophy of science is. It also shows why practical philosophy of science—evaluating science logically, methodologically, and scientifically—is important both for science and for life-and-death policy issues, such as those about pollution control and product safety. Finally, the chapter shows how practical philosophy of science can help achieve justice and better public health, as well as better science.

Keywords:   justice, philosophy of science, practical philosophy of science, pollution, public health, science

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