This essay explores different aspects of Robert Merton's philosophy of "pure science" and how the last century has seen a departure from its basic ideals. Bakar observes the ways in which the somewhat antiquated concept of science as simply the pursuit of knowledge is steadily being replaced with the individual motives of political and corporate organizations.
"Science, Technology, & Politics—A Shift from Mertonian Ideals,"
Momentum: Vol. 1
, Article 8.
Available at: http://repository.upenn.edu/momentum/vol1/iss1/8