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Nature 382, 751 - 754 (29 August 1996); doi:10.1038/382751a0

Is science losing its objectivity?

John Ziman

University of Bristol, is at 27 Little London Green, Oakley, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP18 9QL, UK.

The philosophy of science is not independent of the way research is organized. Can scientists produce objective knowledge in a world where their research is increasingly directed towards making money or meeting social needs?



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