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Imperfect oracle : the epistemic and moral authority of science

Author: Theodore L Brown
Publisher: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Explores the relationships between science and other societal sectors, notably law, religion, government and public culture, in terms of the concepts of expert and moral authority"--Provided by publisher.
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Theodore L Brown
ISBN: 9780271035352 0271035358 9780271035369 0271035366
OCLC Number: 299280702
Description: xi, 333 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Authority and autonomy --
Historical origins of scientific authority --
American science --
Scientific authority in contemporary society --
Science and the courts --
Science and religion --
Science and government --
Science and the public --
The prospects for scientific authority.
Responsibility: Theodore L. Brown.
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