Are We All Scientific Experts Now / Edition 1

Are We All Scientific Experts Now / Edition 1

by Harry Collins
ISBN-10:
0745682030
ISBN-13:
9780745682037
Pub. Date:
03/31/2014
Publisher:
Wiley
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Overview

Are We All Scientific Experts Now / Edition 1

To ordinary people, scientists were once heroes, selflessly pursuing knowledge for the common good. More recently, a series of scientific scandals, frauds and failures have led us to question science's pre-eminence.

In this provocative new book Harry Collins seeks to redeem scientific expertise, and reasserts science's special status.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780745682037
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/31/2014
Series: New Human Frontiers Series
Pages: 140
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Figures and Tables page vi

Introduction: The Growing Crisis of Expertise 1

1 Academics and How the World Feels 17

2 Experts 49

3 Citizen Sceptics 80

4 Citizen Whistle-blowers 103

Conclusion: Are We All Experts Now? 115

Notes 133

Bibliography 138

Index 142

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