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Education, the Interpretive Agenda of Science, and the Obligation of Scientists to Promote this Agenda

Warwick Fox

Environmental Values 4(1995): 109-114. doi: 10.3197/096327195776679538

This paper presents an argument that emphasises the following points: (1) the importance of public education; (2) the essential difficulty facing all involved in public education that is aimed at sustaining a biologically and culturally rich world; (3) the recognition of science as having both a technical agenda and an interpretive agenda; (4) the scientific interpretation of the universe: an evolutionary and ecological world-view; and (5) the importance of the interpretive agenda of science for public education and the obligation of scientists to promote this agenda.

KEYWORDS: Education, science, sustainability, world-view

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