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How to think about science. Episode 5

Author: Ulrich Beck; Bruno Latour; David Cayley; Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
Publisher: [Toronto : CBC Radio One, 2007]
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English
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Few people ever apply a name that sticks to an entire social order, but sociologist Ulrich Beck is one of them. In 1986 in Germany he published Risk Society, and the name has become a touchstone in contemporary sociology. Among the attributes of Risk Society is the one he just mentioned: science has become so powerful that it can neither predict nor control its effects. It generates risks too vast to calculate. In  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Named Person: Ulrich Beck; Bruno Latour
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Ulrich Beck; Bruno Latour; David Cayley; Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
OCLC Number: 265821735
Notes: Originally broadcast on CBC Radio One's program, Ideas on December 12 2007.
Compact disc.
Performer(s): Presented by David Cayley.
Description: 1 sound disc (52 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Other Titles: Ideas (Radio program)

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Few people ever apply a name that sticks to an entire social order, but sociologist Ulrich Beck is one of them. In 1986 in Germany he published Risk Society, and the name has become a touchstone in contemporary sociology. Among the attributes of Risk Society is the one he just mentioned: science has become so powerful that it can neither predict nor control its effects. It generates risks too vast to calculate. In the era of nuclear fission, genetic engineering and a changing climate, society itself has become a scientific laboratory. In this episode 5 Ulrich Beck talks about the place of science in a risk society. Later in the hour you'll hear from another equally influential European thinker, Bruno Latour, the author of We Have Never Been Modern. He will argue that our very future depends on overcoming a false dichotomy between nature and culture.

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