Imperfect Oracle: The Epistemic and Moral Authority of Science

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Science and its offshoot, technology, enter into the very fabric of our society in so many ways that we cannot imagine life without them. We are surrounded by crises and debates over climate change, stem-cell research, AIDS, evolutionary theory and "intelligent design," the use of DNA in solving crimes, and many other issues. Society is virtually forced to follow our natural tendency, which is to give great weight to the opinions of scientific experts. How is it that these experts have come to acquire such authority, and ...

Imperfect Oracle: The Epistemic and Moral Authority of Science 2009, Penn State University Press, University Park, PA

ISBN-13: 9780271035352

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Imperfect Oracle: The Epistemic and Moral Authority of Science 2009, Pennsylvania State University Press, Pennsylvania

ISBN-13: 9780271035369

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