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dc.contributor.authorAlexandrova, Anna
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-21T13:09:21Z
dc.date.available2015-12-21T13:09:21Z
dc.date.issued2018-06-01
dc.identifier.citationBritish Journal for the Philosophy of Science 2015.
dc.identifier.issn0007-0882
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/253068
dc.description.abstractWell-being, health and freedom are some of the many phenomena of interest to science whose definitions rely on a normative standard. Empirical generalizations about them thus present a special case of value-ladenness. I propose the notion of a 'mixed claim' to denote such generalizations. Against the prevailing wisdom, I argue that we should not seek to eliminate them from science. Rather, we need to develop principles for their legitimate use. Philosophers of science have already reconciled values with objectivity in several ways, but none of the existing proposals are suitable for mixed claims. Using the example of the science of well-being, I articulate a conception of objectivity for this science and for mixed claims in general.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherOxford Academic
dc.titleCan the Science of Well-Being Be Objective?
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage445
prism.issueIdentifier2
prism.publicationDate2018
prism.publicationNameBritish Journal for the Philosophy of Science
prism.startingPage421
prism.volume69
dcterms.dateAccepted2015-10-15
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1093/bjps/axw027
rioxxterms.versionAM
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-06-01
dc.contributor.orcidAlexandrova, Anna [0000-0002-3226-6044]
dc.identifier.eissn1464-3537
dc.publisher.urlhttps://academic.oup.com/bjps/article/69/2/421/2669793#116694854
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
cam.issuedOnline2016-08-16
dc.identifier.urlhttps://academic.oup.com/bjps/article/69/2/421/2669793#116694854
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2018-08-18


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