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Science as an actor. On the role of values and science in organic farming

Alrøe, Hugo Fjelsted and Kristensen, Erik Steen (2002) Science as an actor. On the role of values and science in organic farming. Paper at: UK Organic Research 2002, Aberystwyth, 26-28th March 2002.

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If research is to play a role as a tool for development of organic farming, it needs to be forward-looking and proactive. Research therefore has to take up the challenge of analysing, clarifying and communicating the values that enter into the initiation of research projects in relation to the course of the organic movement. In general, values play an important role in science. This means that conventional objectivity is not an appropriate criterion of scientific quality. What is required, is a reflexive objectivity that involves the identification and communication of the cognitive context of research, including not only the observational context but also the societal and intentional context.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:values, science, objectivity, organic farming, research philosophy, research methodology
Subjects: Knowledge management > Research methodology and philosophy > Systems research and participatory research
Values, standards and certification
Research affiliation: Denmark > DARCOF II (2000-2005) > V.1 (SYNERGY) Coordination and synergy
Related Links:http://www.organic.aber.ac.uk/Conference/CORconf.shtml
Deposited By: Alrøe, PhD Hugo Fjelsted
ID Code:16
Deposited On:24 Sep 2002
Last Modified:29 Aug 2022 08:22
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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