By Flavia Padovani, Alan Richardson, Jonathan Y. Tsou
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10 So Let’s Get Down to Work on Cases, Not Generalities Happily, the editors of the present book, reviewing an earlier version of this essay, suggested an instructive case to examine in detail. It offers a fabulous opportunity to look at how real people in a hotly contested problem area use the word ‘objectivity’. I do not claim that what follows will satisfy those who want to address not the word but what objectivity really is (G-d dammit). I say only the editors have pointed to ‘objectivity’ in a work site, where the men were probably in suit-and-tie, and the women in business attire, but were as good as in the “shirtsleeves” of Daston and Galison.
The word ‘objectivity’ occurs once, on page 89. Dr Richards is being crossexamined about an e-mail. C. 1 He is worried that she seems preoccupied by dealing with the press rather than directing science research. ” (Recall that this exchange is spoken dialogue, not polished prose. ” I have no idea how she might have responded. ), and that is important to maintain that perception. 2 She wants to know the extent to which 1 Coastal Alliance for Aquaculture Reform, the Fraser Riverkeeper Society, the Georgia Strait Alliance, Raincoast Conservation Foundation, Watershed Watch Salmon Society, Mr Otto Langer, and the David Suzuki Foundation.
As indicated earlier, starting off research from outside a discipline can enable the detection of those dominant values, interests, and assumptions that make widely prevalent ways of thinking appear reasonable and even natural. Of course one can never get completely outside one’s social location to float freely above one’s 3 Objectivity for Sciences from Below 41 culture and history, as the conventional philosophies of science have imagined to be possible. But finding or creating even just a little distance from prevailing social commitments can be sufficient to enable new critical perspectives to illuminate issues in new ways.
Objectivity in Science: New Perspectives from Science and Technology Studies by Flavia Padovani, Alan Richardson, Jonathan Y. Tsou