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Title The commodification of academic research : science and the modern university / edited by Hans Radder.

Publication Info. Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©2010.

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Description 1 online resource (vii, 350 pages) : illustrations
Note Revised and expanded papers from an international workshop held in June 2007 at the Faculty of Philosophy, VU University Amsterdam.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The commodification of academic research / 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 -- 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 -- 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.
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.
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Subject Research -- Economic aspects.
Science -- Philosophy.
Science -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Indexed Term Revised and expanded papers from an international workshop held in June 2007 at the Faculty of Philosophy, VU University Amsterdam.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Radder, Hans.
Other Form: Print version: Commodification of academic research 9780822943969 (DLC) 2010011539 (OCoLC)607083717
ISBN 9780822977582 (electronic bk.)
0822977583 (electronic bk.)