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Author Harker, David (David W.), author.

Title Creating scientific controversies : uncertainty and bias in science and society / David Harker.

Publication Info. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2015.


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  501 H282C    Check Shelf
Description ix, 260 pages ; 26 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : scientific authority and the created controversy -- Lessons from the philosophy of science -- Defining science and the empiricist approach -- Challenges for the naïve empiricist -- A revolution in how we think about sciences -- Sciences as historically and socially situated -- Points to remember : part I -- Biases, arguments and created controversies -- Inherent irrationality: cognitive biases and heuristics -- Thinking more clearly : arguments, reasoning and informal fallacies -- Created controversies and how to detect them -- Points to remember : part II -- Exposing created controversies -- Environmental scare : the case of anthropogenic climate change -- Sciences, religion and an intelligently designed controversy? -- Issues of public health: aids, autism and gmos -- Points to remember : part III -- Concluding remarks.
Subject Science -- Philosophy.
Science -- Philosophy. (OCoLC)fst01108336
Skepticism. (OCoLC)fst01119940
Philosophie. (DE-588)4045791-6
Wissenschaft. (DE-588)4066562-8
Skeptizismus. (DE-588)4055225-1
Wissenschaftstheorie. (DE-588)4117665-0
Wissenschaftssoziologie. (DE-588)4066611-6
Naturvetenskap -- teori, filosofi.
Filosofi och naturvetenskap.
ISBN 9781107069619 (hardback)
1107069610 (hardback)
9781107692367 (paperback)
1107692369 (paperback)
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