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 Department: Philosophy and Religion Studies
 Resource Type: Paper
 Collection: UNT Scholarly Works
Accountability versus Autonomy? Toward a More Responsible Practice of Science
This paper was awarded a Nicholas and Anna Ricco Ethics Award for 2013. In this paper, the author discusses issues related to accountability versus autonomy and suggestions toward a more responsible practice of science.
Does open access really threaten peer review?
In this paper, the author discusses whether open access threatens peer review, as implied by the Association of American Publishers in their endorsement of the Research Works Act. The author suggests that we need to experiment with new models of peer evaluation.
An Interdisciplinary Analysis of Martin Heidegger's Theory of Language
This paper discusses research on the philosophical connotations of words.
Philosophy Matters - Examining the Value of Knowledge
This paper discusses the University of North Texas' (UNT) Center for the Study of Interdisciplinarity (CSID), where philosophers continue to examine the value of knowledge. The authors also discuss one example of CSID's work with the Comparative Assessment of Peer Review (CAPR) project. CAPR is a four-year project (2008-2012) studying the changing nature of peer review processes across six U.S. and foreign public science agencies. CAPR is funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation's (NSF) Science of Science and Innovation Policy (SciSIP) program.
Truth in Context: Nietzsche's Affirmation of Tragic Morality
This paper discusses research on Friedrich Nietzsche's affirmation of tragic morality. In 'Ancient Tragedy and the Origins of Modern Science', Michael Davis states that the "beauty of tragedy is its presentation of the moral necessity of chance" (3). The work of Nietzsche, using metaphor and ambiguous, paradoxical language, can be decoded as a discussion regarding the human desire for, yet inability to reach, autonomy. Nietzsche, though flirting at times with the realization of establishing human autonomy, ultimately affirms the kind of morality relative to the ancient tragedian's worldview. Nietzsche develops this intellectual discussion through the means of conceptual thought experiments and an analysis of mythical archetypes.