The Scientist Qua Scientist Makes Value Judgments

@article{Rudner1953TheSQ,
  title={The Scientist Qua Scientist Makes Value Judgments},
  author={Richard S. Rudner},
  journal={Philosophy of Science},
  year={1953},
  volume={20},
  pages={1 - 6}
}
The question of the relationship of the making of value judgments in a typically ethical sense to the methods and procedures of science has been discussed in the literature at least to that point which e. e. cummings somewhere refers to as "The Mystical Moment of Dullness." Nevertheless, albeit with some trepidation, I feel that something more may fruitfully be said on the subject. In particular the problem has once more been raised in an interesting and poignant fashion by recently published… 
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