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Why trust science?, Naomi Oreskes

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Why trust science?
Title
Why trust science?
Statement of responsibility
Naomi Oreskes
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Do doctors really know what they are talking about when they tell us vaccines are safe? Should we take climate experts at their word when they warn us about the perils of global warming? Why should we trust science when our own politicians don't? In this landmark book, Naomi Oreskes offers a bold and compelling defense of science, revealing why the social character of scientific knowledge is its greatest strength -- and the greatest reason we can trust it. Tracing the history and philosophy of science from the late nineteenth century to today, Oreskes explains that, contrary to popular belief, there is no single scientific method. Rather, the trustworthiness of scientific claims derives from the social process by which they are rigorously vetted. This process is not perfect -- nothing ever is when humans are involved -- but she draws vital lessons from cases where scientists got it wrong. Oreskes shows how consensus is a crucial indicator of when a scientific matter has been settled, and when the knowledge produced is likely to be trustworthy."--
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Oreskes, Naomi,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q175.5
LC item number
.O75 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
University Center for Human Values series
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  • Science
  • Science
  • Science
  • Science
  • Vertrauenswürdigkeit
  • Wissenschaftssoziologie
  • Wissensproduktion
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Why trust science?, Naomi Oreskes
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-334) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Stephen Macedo -- Why trust science? : perspectives from the history and philosophy of science -- Science awry -- Coda: Values in science -- Comments. The epistemology of frozen peas : innocence, violence, and everyday trust in twentieth-century science / Susan Lindee ; What would reasons for trusting science be? / Marc Lange ; Pascal's wager reframed : toward trustworthy climate policy assessments for risk societies / Ottmar Edenhofer and Martin Kowarsch ; Comments on the present and future of science, inspired by Naomi Oreskes / Jon A. Krosnick -- Response. Reply -- Afterword
Control code
1089415186
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 360 pages
Isbn
9780691179001
Lccn
2019937193
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1089415186
Label
Why trust science?, Naomi Oreskes
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-334) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Stephen Macedo -- Why trust science? : perspectives from the history and philosophy of science -- Science awry -- Coda: Values in science -- Comments. The epistemology of frozen peas : innocence, violence, and everyday trust in twentieth-century science / Susan Lindee ; What would reasons for trusting science be? / Marc Lange ; Pascal's wager reframed : toward trustworthy climate policy assessments for risk societies / Ottmar Edenhofer and Martin Kowarsch ; Comments on the present and future of science, inspired by Naomi Oreskes / Jon A. Krosnick -- Response. Reply -- Afterword
Control code
1089415186
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 360 pages
Isbn
9780691179001
Lccn
2019937193
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1089415186

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