Tensions in agnotology: Normativity in the studies of commercially driven ignorance

  title={Tensions in agnotology: Normativity in the studies of commercially driven ignorance},
  author={Manuela Fern{\'a}ndez Pinto},
  journal={Social Studies of Science},
  pages={294 - 315}
  • M. F. Pinto
  • Published 19 January 2015
  • Business
  • Social Studies of Science
As scientific research moves increasingly to the private sector, the social organization of science undergoes important transformations. Focusing on the production of ignorance, agnotology has been a fruitful approach to understanding the social and epistemic consequences of the recent commercialization of scientific research. Despite their important contributions, scholars working on agnotology seem to hold implicit normative commitments that are in tension with their descriptive accounts of… 
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