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Science, Society and Virtue: Scientific Neutrality and Social Engagement in 21st century

Mendoza-De Los Santos, Oscar Eliezer (2024) Science, Society and Virtue: Scientific Neutrality and Social Engagement in 21st century. [Preprint]

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The image of a science concerned with social issues raises worries about the loss of neutrality and the possibility of bias in scientific research. In this text, I argue for socially engaged science from a virtue theoretical approach, particularly by resorting to the concept of intellectual virtue. I point out that the link between this type of virtue and scientific enterprise is fundamental, not only because of their relevance when doing rigorous scientific research but also because of their role in judging the impact of scientific knowledge on society and contributing to its fair and inclusive use. Such a proposal faces considerable challenges, especially concerning the system of production and incentives of science, so I suggest some strategies to address these challenges and foster the development of intellectual virtue in formation of scientists.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Mendoza-De Los Santos, Oscar Eliezeromendoza@uat.edu.mx0000-0001-9448-4947
Keywords: socially engaged science, intellectual virtue, beneficial science, neutrality, scientific autonomy.
Subjects: General Issues > Ethical Issues
General Issues > Science and Society
General Issues > Science and Policy
General Issues > Values In Science
Depositing User: Oscar Eliezer Mendoza-De Los Santos
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2024 23:52
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2024 23:52
Item ID: 22974
Subjects: General Issues > Ethical Issues
General Issues > Science and Society
General Issues > Science and Policy
General Issues > Values In Science
Date: January 2024
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/22974

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