Radical science. Are the scientists capable of social protest?

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Transliteration of original Title: 
Radikal'naya nauka. Sposobny li uchenye na obshchestvennyy protest?
Author(s): 
Alexander Yu. Antonovski
Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences
Raisa E. Barash
Institute of Sociology, Russian Academy of Sciences
Issue number: 
No.2 (Vol.55)
Pages: 
18-33
Abstract: 

The authors identify several types of the new forms of protest movement that are discusses within the problems of autonomy of scientific system and the protection of the interests of scientists. They argue that the this type of communication shows how it is possible to combine both cognitive and normative attitude of science. The authors show the mechanisms of the reproduction of this communication and argue that it gradually turns into communicative macro system. The authors conclude that the protest movement in science could be considered as a practical resolution of the Merton – Popper paradox, which presumes the incompatibility of both cognitive attitude (impartial observation) and normative dimension (value production) of science.

Keywords: 
science, protest, Popper, Merton, paradox, values, observation, scientific communication
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DOI: 
10.5840/eps201855223