Nonsense on Stilts

Nonsense on Stilts

by Massimo Pigliucci

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780226495996
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 10/05/2018
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 567,567
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Massimo Pigliucci is the K. D. Irani Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York. He is the author, editor, or coeditor of many books, including How to Be a Stoic: Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life and, most recently, Science Unlimited?: The Challenges of Scientism, the latter also published by the University of Chicago Press.

Table of Contents

Introduction Science versus Pseudoscience and the "Demarcation Problem" 1

Chapter 1 Hard Science, Soft Science 6

Chapter 2 Almost Science 24

Chapter 3 Pseudoscience 56

Chapter 4 Blame the Media? 84

Chapter 5 Debates on Science: The Rise of Think Tanks and the Decline of Public Intellectuals 104

Chapter 6 Science and Politics: The Case of Global Warming 134

Chapter 7 Science in the Courtroom: The Case against Intelligent Design 160

Chapter 8 From Superstition to Natural Philosophy 187

Chapter 9 From Natural Philosophy to Modern Science 208

Chapter 10 The Science Wars I: Do We Trust Science Too Much? 233

Chapter 11 The Science Wars II: Do We Trust Science Too Little? 253

Chapter 12 Who's Your Expert? 279

Conclusion So, What Is Science after All? 302

Notes 307

Index 329

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