The Resource The commodification of academic research : science and the modern university, edited by Hans Radder

The commodification of academic research : science and the modern university, edited by Hans Radder

Label
The commodification of academic research : science and the modern university
Title
The commodification of academic research
Title remainder
science and the modern university
Statement of responsibility
edited by Hans Radder
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • ""This volume offers a very balanced, thorough, accessible treatment of an unsettling topic--the current large-scale economic shaping of academic scientific research. Of first-rate importance to scientists and philosophers of science as well as those in the wider science studies and science policy communities, it will prove eye-opening as well to graduate and even undergraduate students in a variety of courses."--Janet A. Kourany, University of Notre Dame" ""The threat to academic culture by commodification is a hot and controversial topic, and publications addressing it abound. This carefully crafted collection reaches beyond many of them by bringing together a broad variety of perspectives--sociological, ethical, historical, and philosophical--probing the issue with scholarly detachment, scientific rigor, and passion for the culture of public science."--Peter Weingart, Universitat Bielefeld" ""With this pioneering volume, Hans Radder has turned the commodification of research into an issue for the philosophy of science field. The contributors present a broad range of views, united by the fact that they take commodification as both a practical problem and a theoretical one. This provocative book will lead us to reevaluate our thinking about the norms of science and how they should relate to new economies of knowledge."--Sergio Sismondo, Queen's University" "Selling Science has become a common practice in contemporary universities. This commodification of academia pervades many aspects of higher education, including research, teaching, and administration. As such, it raises significant philosophical, political, and moral challenges. This volume offers the first book-length analysis of this disturbing trend from a philosophical perspective and presents views by scholars of philosophy of science, social and political philosophy, and research ethics."
  • "The epistemic and moral responsibilities of universities, whether for-profit or nonprofit, are examined from several philosophical standpoints. The contributors discuss the pertinent epistemological and methodological questions, the sociopolitical issues of the organization of science, the tensions between commodified practices and the ideal of "science for the public good," and the role of governmental regulation and personal ethical behavior. The contributors consider alternatives to the coercive and corruptive influences of academic commodification, and offer practical recommendations for establishing appropriate research standards, methodologies, and institutional arrangements and a corresponding normative ethos."--Jacket
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
306.4/5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q180.55.E25
LC item number
C66 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The commodification of academic research : science and the modern university, edited by Hans Radder
Publication
Note
Revised and expanded papers from an international workshop held in June 2007 at the Faculty of Philosophy, VU University Amsterdam
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • One-shot science
  • James Robert Brown
  • The business of drug research : a mixed blessing
  • Albert W. Musschenga, Wim J. van der Steen, and Vincent K.Y. Ho
  • The commodification of knowledge exchange : governing the circulation of biological data
  • Sabina Leonelli
  • Research under pressure : methodological features of commercialized science
  • Martin Carrier
  • Robert Merton, intellectual property, and open science : a sociological history for our times
  • Henk van den Belt
  • The commodification of academic research
  • Mertonian values, scientific norms, and the commodification of academic research
  • Hans Radder
  • Coercion, corruption, and politics in the commodification of academic science
  • Mark B. Brown
  • Capitalism and knowledge : the university between commodification and entrepreneurship
  • Steve Fuller
  • Viable alternatives for commercialized science : the case of humanistics
  • Harry Kunneman
  • Hans Radder
  • The commercialization of academic culture and the future of the university
  • Daniel Lee Kleinman
  • Knowledge transfer from academia to industry through patenting and licensing : rhetoric and reality
  • Sigrid Sterckx
  • Financial interests and the norms of academic science
  • David B. Resnik
Control code
ocn887803477
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 350 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780822977582
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6zq7r2
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b32057957
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)887803477
  • pebcs0822977583

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