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The universal values of science and China’s Nobel Prize pursuit

Cao, Cong

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Cong Cao



Abstract

China does not seem to believe the existence of universally acknowledged values in science and fails to promote the observation of such values that also should be applied to every member of the scientific community and at all times. Or, there is a separation between the practice of science in China and the values represented by modern science. In this context, science, including the pursuit of the Nobel Prize, is more a pragmatic means to achieve the end of the political leadership – the national pride in this case – than an institution laden with values that govern its practices. However, it is the recognition and respect of the latter that could lead to achievement of the former, rather than the other way around.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Mar 22, 2014
Journal Minerva
Print ISSN 0026-4695
Electronic ISSN 0026-4695
Publisher Humana Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 52
Issue 2
APA6 Citation Cao, C. (2014). The universal values of science and China’s Nobel Prize pursuit. Minerva, 52(2), doi:10.1007/s11024-014-9249-y
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s11024-014-9249-y
Keywords Science; Values; Nobel Prize; China
Publisher URL http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11024-014-9249-y
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11024-014-9249-y

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