Values and Objectivity
Objectivity is desirable in many forms of inquiry, including science, law, and scholarship. Many think that objectivity requires that inquirers’ social, political, and moral values play no part in their judgments. But is this the correct link between objectivity and values? If so, how much of our current inquiry is genuinely objective? If not, how would it be possible to speak objectively about values? Does objectivity presuppose its own set of values? Are some social and political arrangements (e.g., democracy) more effective in securing objectivity? 3 hrs. sem.
- Spring 2012
- Le Chateau 109(CHT 109)
- 9:30am-10:45am on Tuesday, Thursday (Feb 13, 2012 to May 14, 2012)
- Kareem Khalifa
- First Year Seminar
- First-Year Seminar Program
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- CW PHL
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