Weaving Value Judgment into the Tapestry of Science

Philosophy, Theory, and Practice in Biology 10 (10) (2018)
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Abstract

I critically analyze Kevin Elliott’s A Tapestry of Values in order to tease out his views on the nature and status of values or value judgments in the text. I show there is a tension in Elliott’s view that is closely connected to a major lacuna in the philosophical literature on values in science: the need for a better theory of values.

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Matthew J. Brown
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale

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