Good to the Last Drop? Millikan Stories as 'Canned' Pedagogy

TitleGood to the Last Drop? Millikan Stories as 'Canned' Pedagogy
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1995
AuthorsSegerstrale, U
JournalScience and Engineering Ethics
Volume1
Issue3
Pagination197-214
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number1353-3452
AbstractStarting with the common source of all Millikan stories, historian of physics Gerald Holton's 1978 paper, the author discusses recent "canned" versions of Millikan-as-misbehaver in books on scientific fraud. Then he examine some versions of Millikan-as-good-scientist. The problem with canned stories is not only insufficient information; we also lack a realistic evaluation of the role of ethics in science. As a fundamentally knowledge-seeking enterprise, science may harbor an inherent perhaps irresolvable, conflict between scientific and ethical concerns.
NotesCover Date: July 1995.Source Info: 1(3), 197-214. Language: English. Journal Announcement: 31-1. Subject: DATA; ERROR; ETHICS; JUDGMENT; SCIENCE. Update Code: 20090226.
DOI10.1007/BF02628797
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