Science Policy, Ethics, and Economic Methodology of Social Science: Some Problems of Technology Assessment and Environmental Impact Analysis

Science Policy Ethics and Economic Methodology of Social Science Some Problems of Technology Assessment and Environmental Impact Analysis If indeed scientists and technologists especially economists set much of the agenda by which the future is played out and I think they do then the student of scientific methodology and public ethi

  • Title: Science Policy, Ethics, and Economic Methodology of Social Science: Some Problems of Technology Assessment and Environmental Impact Analysis
  • Author: Kristin Shrader-Frechette
  • ISBN: 9789027718457
  • Page: 348
  • Format: Paperback
  • If indeed scientists and technologists, especially economists, set much of the agenda by which the future is played out, and I think they do, then the student of scientific methodology and public ethics has at least three options He can embrace certain scientific methods and the value they hold for social decisionmaking, much as Milton Friedman has accepted neoclassical eIf indeed scientists and technologists, especially economists, set much of the agenda by which the future is played out, and I think they do, then the student of scientific methodology and public ethics has at least three options He can embrace certain scientific methods and the value they hold for social decisionmaking, much as Milton Friedman has accepted neoclassical econom ics Or, he can condemn them, regardless of their value, much as Stuart Hampshire has rejected risk cost benefit analysis RCBA Finally, he can critically assess these scientific methods and attempt to provide solutions to the problems he has uncovered As a philosopher of science seeking the middle path between uncritical acceptance and extremist rejection of the economic methods used in policy analysis, I have tried to avoid the charge of being anti science Fred Hapgood, in response to my presentation at a recent Boston Colloquium for the Philosophy of Science, said that my arguments felt like a call for rejection of the methods of risk cost benefit analysis Not so, as Chapter Two of this volume should make eminently clear All my criticisms are construc tive ones, and the flaws in economic methodology which I address are uncovered for the purpose of suggesting means of making good techniques better Likewise, although I criticize the economic methodology by which many technology assessments TA s and environmental impact analyses EIA s have been used to justify public projects, it is wrong to conclude that I am anti technology.

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    One thought on “Science Policy, Ethics, and Economic Methodology of Social Science: Some Problems of Technology Assessment and Environmental Impact Analysis”

    1. This is one of my favorite books. It is an encyclopedic coverage of every different way in how to approach the issue. Of particular note is that the ethics must be in relation to scientific facts to have any meaning, and this book shows how it is done.

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