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Who Speaks for Nature? : On the Politics of Science.

Author: Laura Ephraim
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Laura Ephraim reveals the origins and limits of scientists' remarkably resilient yet controversial authority to speak for nature. Through innovative readings of Descartes, Hobbes, Arendt, and others, she uncovers fresh insights into contemporary dilemmas surrounding the place of scientists in public life and environmental politics.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Ephraim
ISBN: 0812294688 9780812294682
OCLC Number: 1017731402
Description: 1 online resource (196)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Introduction. The Science Question in Political Theory; Chapter 1. Earth to Arendt; Chapter 2. Vico's World of Nature; Chapter 3. Descartes and Democracy; Chapter 4. Hobbes's Worldly Geometry of Politics; Epilogue. Science and Politics at the End of the World; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Z; Acknowledgments.
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Laura Ephraim reveals the origins and limits of scientists' remarkably resilient yet controversial authority to speak for nature. Through innovative readings of Descartes, Hobbes, Arendt, and others, she uncovers fresh insights into contemporary dilemmas surrounding the place of scientists in public life and environmental politics.

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