Imperfect Oracle: The Epistemic and Moral Authority of Science

Imperfect Oracle: The Epistemic and Moral Authority of Science

by Theodore L. Brown
     
 

ISBN-10: 0271035358

ISBN-13: 9780271035352

Pub. Date: 09/28/2009

Publisher: Penn State University Press

"Explores the relationships between science and other societal sectors, notably law, religion, government and public culture, in terms of the concepts of expert and moral authority"--Provided by publisher.  See more details below

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"Explores the relationships between science and other societal sectors, notably law, religion, government and public culture, in terms of the concepts of expert and moral authority"--Provided by publisher.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780271035352
Publisher:
Penn State University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2009
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

I Foundations

1 Authority and Autonomy 19

2 Historical Origins of Scientific Authority 38

3 American Science 67

4 Scientific Authority in Contemporary Society 93

II Science in Society

5 Science and the Courts 125

6 Science and Religion 166

7 Science and Government 208

8 Science and the Public 244

9 The Prospects for Scientific Authority 270

References 295

Index 317

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