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A Contextual Understanding of the Definition of Science in South Korea


Abstract Despite the minor differences in the inclusiveness of the word, there is a general assumption among the scientific community that the 'pursuit of knowledge' is the most fundamental element in defining the word 'science'. However, a closer examination of how science is being conducted in modern-day South Korea reveals a value system starkly different from the value of knowledge. By analyzing the political discourse of the South Korean policymakers, mass media, and government documents, this study examines the definition of science in South Korea. The analysis revealed that the Korean science, informed by the cultural, historical, and societal contexts, is largely focused on the values of national economic prosperity, internat... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Hyun, Byunghun (Author) / Hurlbut, Ben (Advisor) / Maienschein, Jane (Committee member) / Ellison, Karin (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Biology / History of science / Philosophy of science / definition of science / embryo / Hwang / ova donation / South Korea
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 95 pages
Language English
Rights All Rights Reserved
Note M.S. Biology 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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