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Science in a Democratic Society - 11 edition

Science in a Democratic Society (ISBN10: 1616144076; ISBN13: 9781616144074)
ISBN13: 978-1616144074
ISBN10: 1616144076

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 tro
uble. 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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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. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 11
Cover: Hardback
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Published: 08/23/2011
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