Science, Philosophy, and Society: Some Recent Books

@article{Holtzman1981SciencePA,
  title={Science, Philosophy, and Society: Some Recent Books},
  author={Eric Holtzman},
  journal={International Journal of Health Services},
  year={1981},
  volume={11},
  pages={123 - 149}
}
  • E. Holtzman
  • Published 1 January 1981
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • International Journal of Health Services
This essay discusses a number of issues developed in several recent books on philosophical and ethical problems in the natural sciences, both pure (especially biology) and applied (especially medicine). The scaffolding of the discussion can be outlined as follows: Science is most coherently portrayed as a set of activities through which societies deal with a distinctive, but continually evolving set of interwoven practical, empirical, and conceptual problems. Consequently, approaches which… 
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