Basic Research and the Social System of Pure Science

  title={Basic Research and the Social System of Pure Science},
  author={H. Shepard},
  journal={Philosophy of Science},
  pages={48 - 57}
  • H. Shepard
  • Published 1956
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy of Science
In Executive Order No. 10521, March 17, 1954, President Eisenhower stated: "... .only a small fraction of the Federal Funds is being used to stimulate and support the vital basic research which makes possible our practical scientific progress. I believe strongly that this Nation must extend its support of research in basic science." Similar statements have been made by many scientific and lay leaders in the decade since Vannevar Bush wrote: "If the colleges, univeersities, and research… Expand
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