Shapin’s Science: Virtue and Science

Perhaps one of the greatest impediments to scientific advancement is the question of morality and virtue, especially concerning the commercial value of the growth of scientific technology. Erin Pellarin examines this in the blog post below, but she brings up additional questions of monetary gain; how exactly does money fit into the discussion of virtue and progress? In other words, what is the definition of virtue, and how does it apply to capitalism, and the flow of money that funds scientific advancement in the first place?

 Shapin’s Science: Virtue and Science

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~ by kievan09 on July 2, 2012.

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