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The story is sometimes told as follows: Once science was a disinterested activity giving scientists the opportunity to freely solve the puzzle of nature to the benefit of all. Nowadays science seems more and more driven by the search for patents and dollars compelling scientists to follow the logic of capitalism and corporatization. Take-home lesson: science is for sale and we should do everything to reverse this evolution. In this contribution, I want to analyze the narrator’s assumptions implicit in this account of science. In particular, the rosy description of earlier disinterested forms of scientific research will be questioned, as well as the lack of alternatives to the dichotomy disinterested versus corporatized. I will argue that beyond the dichotomy an interest-driven science can be conceived framed within an epistemic democracy.
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objectivity, epistemic interests, Epistemic democracy, scientific pluralism

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Van Bouwel, Jeroen. 2012. “What Is There Beyond Mertonian and Dollar Green Science? Exploring the Contours of Epistemic Democracy.” In Drunk on Capitalism : an Interdisciplinary Reflection on Market Economy, Art and Science, ed. Robrecht Vanderbeeken, Frederik Le Roy, Christel Stalpaert, and Diederik Aerts, 11:35–48. Berlin, Germany: Springer.
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Van Bouwel, J. (2012). What is there beyond Mertonian and dollar green science? Exploring the contours of epistemic democracy. In Robrecht Vanderbeeken, F. Le Roy, C. Stalpaert, & D. Aerts (Eds.), Drunk on capitalism : an interdisciplinary reflection on market economy, art and science (Vol. 11, pp. 35–48). Berlin, Germany: Springer.
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Van Bouwel J. What is there beyond Mertonian and dollar green science? Exploring the contours of epistemic democracy. In: Vanderbeeken R, Le Roy F, Stalpaert C, Aerts D, editors. Drunk on capitalism : an interdisciplinary reflection on market economy, art and science. Berlin, Germany: Springer; 2012. p. 35–48.
MLA
Van Bouwel, Jeroen. “What Is There Beyond Mertonian and Dollar Green Science? Exploring the Contours of Epistemic Democracy.” Drunk on Capitalism : an Interdisciplinary Reflection on Market Economy, Art and Science. Ed. Robrecht Vanderbeeken et al. Vol. 11. Berlin, Germany: Springer, 2012. 35–48. Print.
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  author       = {Van Bouwel, Jeroen},
  booktitle    = {Drunk on capitalism : an interdisciplinary reflection on market economy, art and science},
  editor       = {Vanderbeeken, Robrecht and Le Roy, Frederik and Stalpaert, Christel and Aerts, Diederik},
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  keyword      = {objectivity,epistemic interests,Epistemic democracy,scientific pluralism},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {35--48},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  series       = {Einstein Meets Magritte : An Interdisciplinary Reflection on Science, Nature, Art, Human Action and Society},
  title        = {What is there beyond Mertonian and dollar green science? Exploring the contours of epistemic democracy},
  volume       = {11},
  year         = {2012},
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