Openness, Confidence and Trust in Science and Society

Cottey, Alan (2010) Openness, Confidence and Trust in Science and Society. International Journal of Science in Society, 1 (4). pp. 185-194. ISSN 1836-6244

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In this paper I discuss openness and its converse, closeness, in science and society. Openness is an aspiration which is achieved to varying extents in different situations and by different actors in human culture. I identify confidence (here used primarily in the sense self-confidence) and trust as essential conditions for openness to flourish, and integrity as an overarching quality which fosters openness, confidence and trust. The principal example here treated concerns the views and practice of the physicist Niels Bohr, in his science and in his advocacy of openness in the science-related matter of the international control of nuclear weapons.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: openness,confidence,secrecy,bok,trust,integrity,science,bohr,cultural studies,decision sciences(all),general ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3316
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Chemistry
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2015 06:16
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2022 14:33

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