What is the Value of Science?
In our time, scientific research is positively valued as long as, and to the extent that, it has fruitful implications for the development of technology. This is what we may call “the technological assessment of science”, or “technologism”, for short. I contend that this assessment, so widespread today, stems from a serious error of appreciation, both historically and epistemologically, in ignoring the genuine nature of science—a mistake that can lead, and indeed has been leading for a few decades, to the impoverishment of the scientific spirit and of culture in general.
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