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Science in a Democratic Society

Science in a Democratic Society - 11 edition

ISBN13: 978-1616144074

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ISBN13: 978-1616144074
ISBN10: 1616144076
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 11
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Published: 2011
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Science in a Democratic Society - 11 edition

ISBN13: 978-1616144074

Philip Kitcher

ISBN13: 978-1616144074
ISBN10: 1616144076
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 11
Publisher: Prometheus Books

Published: 2011
International: No
Summary

In this successor to his pioneering Science, Truth, and Democracy, renowned philosopher Philip Kitcher explores the challenges of integrating science, the most successful knowledge-generating system of all time, with the problems of democracy. Kitcher considers a variety of examples of pressing concern, ranging from climate change to religiously inspired constraints on biomedical research to the neglect of diseases that kill millions of children annually, analyzing the sources of trouble. He shows the fallacies of thinking that democracy always requires public debate of issues most people cannot comprehend, and argues that properly constituted expertise is essential to genuine democracy.

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