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The Resource Science under fire : challenges to scientific authority in modern America, Andrew Jewett

Science under fire : challenges to scientific authority in modern America, Andrew Jewett

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Science under fire : challenges to scientific authority in modern America
Title
Science under fire
Title remainder
challenges to scientific authority in modern America
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Jewett
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Language
eng
Summary
"Americans today are often skeptical of scientific authority. Many conservatives dismiss climate change and Darwinism as liberal fictions, arguing that "tenured radicals" have coopted the sciences and other disciplines. Some progressives, especially in the universities, worry that science's celebration of objectivity and neutrality masks its attachment to Eurocentric and patriarchal values. As we grapple with the implications of climate change and revolutions in fields from biotechnology to robotics to computing, it is crucial to understand how scientific authority functions-and where it has run up against political and cultural barriers. Science under Fire reconstructs a century of battles over the cultural implications of science in the United States. Andrew Jewett reveals a persistent current of criticism which maintains that scientists have injected faulty social philosophies into the nation's bloodstream under the cover of neutrality. This charge of corruption has taken many forms and appeared among critics with a wide range of social, political, and theological views, but common to all is the argument that an ideologically compromised science has produced an array of social ills. Jewett shows that this suspicion of science has been a major force in American politics and culture by tracking its development, varied expressions, and potent consequences since the 1920s. Looking at today's battles over science, Jewett argues that citizens and leaders must steer a course between, on the one hand, the naïve image of science as a pristine, value-neutral form of knowledge, and, on the other, the assumption that scientists' claims are merely ideologies masquerading as truths"--
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1970-
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Jewett, Andrew
Dewey number
303.48/30973
Index
index present
LC call number
Q175.52.U5
LC item number
J49 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Science
  • Science
  • Science
  • Science
  • Science
  • Science
  • Political culture
  • Truthfulness and falsehood
Label
Science under fire : challenges to scientific authority in modern America, Andrew Jewett
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Science as a cultural threat -- Mental modernization -- Resisting the modern -- Science and the state -- Social engineering -- Modernity and scientisim -- Humanistic opposition -- A new right -- Cross-fertilization -- A new left -- Skepticism instantiated -- Science as culture -- Conclusion: Humanizing science
Control code
on1114346243
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
356 pages
Isbn
9780674987913
Lccn
2019044010
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1114346243
Label
Science under fire : challenges to scientific authority in modern America, Andrew Jewett
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Science as a cultural threat -- Mental modernization -- Resisting the modern -- Science and the state -- Social engineering -- Modernity and scientisim -- Humanistic opposition -- A new right -- Cross-fertilization -- A new left -- Skepticism instantiated -- Science as culture -- Conclusion: Humanizing science
Control code
on1114346243
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
356 pages
Isbn
9780674987913
Lccn
2019044010
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1114346243

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