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Science For Sale

Author : Daniel S. Greenberg
ISBN : 9780226306261
Genre : Science
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In recent years the news media have been awash in stories about increasingly close ties between college campuses and multimillion-dollar corporations. Our nation’s universities, the story goes, reap enormous windfalls patenting products of scientific research that have been primarily funded by taxpayers. Meanwhile, hoping for new streams of revenue from their innovations, the same universities are allowing their research—and their very principles—to become compromised by quests for profit. But is that really the case? Is money really hopelessly corrupting science? With Science for Sale, acclaimed journalist Daniel S. Greenberg reveals that campus capitalism is more complicated—and less profitable—than media reports would suggest. While universities seek out corporate funding, news stories rarely note that those industry dollars are dwarfed by government support and other funds. Also, while many universities have set up technology transfer offices to pursue profits through patents, many of those offices have been financial busts. Meanwhile, science is showing signs of providing its own solutions, as highly publicized misdeeds in pursuit of profits have provoked promising countermeasures within the field. But just because the threat is overhyped, Greenberg argues, doesn’t mean that there’s no danger. From research that has shifted overseas so corporations can avoid regulations to conflicts of interest in scientific publishing, the temptations of money will always be a threat, and they can only be countered through the vigilance of scientists, the press, and the public. Based on extensive, candid interviews with scientists and administrators, Science for Sale will be indispensable to anyone who cares about the future of scientific research.

Design Als Wissenskultur

Author : Claudia Mareis
ISBN : 9783839415887
Genre : Design
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Design gilt zunehmend als autonome Wissenskultur. Diese Sichtweise folgt einerseits epistemologischen Prämissen, andererseits befördert sie strategische Interessen hinsichtlich der disziplinären Autonomie des Feldes. Dabei werden die demarkierten Grenzen zwischen Design, Kunst und Wissenschaft in Frage gestellt und unter dem Leitmotiv eines Design Turns neu ausgehandelt. Claudia Mareis zeichnet Interferenzen zwischen Design- und Wissensdiskursen seit dem »Design Methods Movement« in den 1960er Jahren nach und trägt damit zur Erforschung historischer Einflüsse bei, welche die aktuellen Wissensdebatten in Designtheorie und -forschung prägen.

Vom Wert Der Wissenschaft Und Vom Nutzen Der Forschung

Author : Ulrich Metschl
ISBN : 9783658109806
Genre : Science
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Angesichts anhaltender Diskussionen um die notwendige oder wünschenswerte Förderung von Forschung und Wissenschaft unternimmt das Buch den Versuch, akademische Forschung als ein für demokratische Gesellschaften unverzichtbares Element öffentlicher Debatten und damit der öffentlichen Entscheidungsfindung zu verteidigen. Da Wissenschaft wie Demokratie beide verfahrensorientiert sind, ist ihre historische Verbindung kein Zufall. Vielmehr sind Demokratie und Wissenschaft wechselseitig aufeinander angewiesen. Ökonomisch betrachtet, lässt sich Wissenschaft als ein öffentliches Gut verstehen, das insbesondere für das Funktionieren einer Zivilgesellschaft unverzichtbar ist.

Freiheit Der Wissenschaft

Author : Friedemann Voigt
ISBN : 9783110267082
Genre : Science
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Science and scientific development are increasingly subject to differentiations and specializations that are ever harder to communicate to the general public. This is reflected in doubts about the freedom of science and, conversely, in efforts to actualize it as an important resource of society. Freedom of science has thus become the focal point of various problematic concerns and is here examined from the perspective of physics, medicine, law, philosophy of science and ethics.

The Intellectual Properties Of Learning

Author : John Willinsky
ISBN : 9780226488080
Genre : History
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Providing a sweeping millennium-plus history of the learned book in the West, John Willinsky puts current debates over intellectual property into context, asking what it is about learning that helped to create the concept even as it gave the products of knowledge a different legal and economic standing than other sorts of property. Willinsky begins with Saint Jerome in the fifth century, then traces the evolution of reading, writing, and editing practices in monasteries, schools, universities, and among independent scholars through the medieval period and into the Renaissance. He delves into the influx of Islamic learning and the rediscovery of classical texts, the dissolution of the monasteries, and the founding of the Bodleian Library before finally arriving at John Locke, whose influential lobbying helped bring about the first copyright law, the Statute of Anne of 1710. Willinsky’s bravura tour through this history shows that learning gave rise to our idea of intellectual property while remaining distinct from, if not wholly uncompromised by, the commercial economy that this concept inspired, making it clear that today’s push for marketable intellectual property threatens the very nature of the quest for learning on which it rests.

Compromising The Ideals Of Science

Author : R. Sassower
ISBN : 9781137519429
Genre : Social Science
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This books examines the conditions under which scientists compromised the ideals of science, and elucidates these with reference to the challenges of profit motives and national security concerns. The book also offers suggestions for changing the political and economic conditions under which the integrity of science and its ethos can be practiced.

Public Understanding Of Science

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ISBN : WISC:89106945306
Genre : Electronic journals
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Author : Dirk Rupnow
ISBN : STANFORD:36105122604494
Genre : Pseudoscience
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The New England Journal Of Medicine

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ISBN : UCSD:31822034143735
Genre : Medicine
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Perspectives On Science And Christian Faith

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105132647871
Genre : Religion and science
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