A Summary of Leslie Stevenson’s “Is Scientific Research Value-Neutral?”

Introduction: Objective and Thesis Stevenson’s (1988) “Is Scientific Research Value-Neutral?” discusses how science cannot be value-neutral as “human activity involves a choice of how to spend time, effort, and resources...” (pp. 213) based on its value. Institutions initiate research based on value that is analyzed through the scientific method.  Human Activity There is a lack …

“Do politics and governments influence scientific knowledge?”

A large portion of science is funded by the government for applications such as military and medicine. The decision by governments to fund specific research is based on how it will benefit the government in comparison with the cost and time spent to gain said scientific knowledge. To decide if the cost is worth the …

“Do you think that Malthusianism is one among the best solutions to the environmental crisis we experience today?”

An essay for my PHI2394 class. Malthusianism acknowledges the limitations of the earth’s resources and states that with the growth of the human population, food production rates will be slower and that food shortage will occur. It states that wasting resources will cause detrimental effects such as natural disasters and famine to fix this imbalance. …