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The Governance of "Well-Ordered Science", from Ideal Conversation to Public Debate

Gaillard, Maxence (2013) The Governance of "Well-Ordered Science", from Ideal Conversation to Public Debate. THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, 28 (2). pp. 245-256. ISSN 2171-679X

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Abstract

In Science, Truth and Democracy (2001) and Science in a Democratic Society (2011a), Philip Kitcher proposed a
model of “well-ordered science”. Through the development of a philosophical ideal, Kitcher’s well-ordered
science aims to consolidate the requirements of both democracy and scientific practice. This paper is an attempt
to follow this ideal model in a more empirical perspective: how far can we use such a theory in the
realms of scientific policy and institutional frameworks? The focus is put on a case study of a public debate
on nanotechnology which took place in France.

En Science, Truth and Democracy (2001) y Science in a Democratic Society (2011a), Philip Kitcher propuso un
modelo de “ciencia bien ordenada”. A través del desarrollo de un ideal filosófico, la ciencia bien ordenada
de Kitcher tiene como objetivo consolidar los requisitos de la democracia, así como de la práctica científica.
El presente artículo trata de seguir este modelo ideal desde una perspectiva más empírica: ¿Hasta qué punto
podemos aplicar dicha teoría en el plano de la política científica y de los marcos institucionales? El enfoque
se centra en un estudio de caso de un debate público sobre nanotecnología que tuvo lugar en Francia.


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Gaillard, Maxence
Additional Information: ISSN: 0495-4548 (print)
Keywords: science & society; well-ordered science; ideal conversation; nanotechnology; science policy; public participation; ciencia y sociedad; ciencia bien ordenada; conversación ideal; nanotecnología; política científica; participación pública
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Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2014 18:05
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2014 18:05
Item ID: 10173
Journal or Publication Title: THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science
Publisher: Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea / Universidad del País Vasco
Official URL: http://www.ehu.es/ojs/index.php/THEORIA/article/vi...
DOI or Unique Handle: https://doi.org/10.1387/theoria.6498
Date: May 2013
Page Range: pp. 245-256
Volume: 28
Number: 2
ISSN: 2171-679X
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/10173

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