Stuart Kelter interviews Kevin Elliott, a philosophy professor at Michigan State University, who studies the role of values in science and the ethical issues related to science and technology, such as conflicts of interest involving environmental pollution and financial stakes in research. He also collaborates with environmental scientists at the European Food Safety Authority and the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. He is the author of the book, Is a Little Pollution Good for You? Incorporating Societal Values in Environmental Research, published in 2011. He is also the author of the 2017 book, A Tapestry of Values: An Introduction to Values in Science, and the 2022 book, Values in Science for the Cambridge University Press Series, Elements in the Philosophy of Science.
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