Cover: Science under Fire: Challenges to Scientific Authority in Modern America, from Harvard University PressCover: Science under Fire in HARDCOVER

Science under Fire

Challenges to Scientific Authority in Modern America

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HARDCOVER

$39.95 • £31.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674987913

Publication Date: 12/08/2020

Text

368 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

World

  • Introduction: Science as a Cultural Threat
  • 1. Mental Modernization
  • 2. Resisting the Modern
  • 3. Science and the State
  • 4. Social Engineering
  • 5. Modernity and Scientism
  • 6. The Humanistic Opposition
  • 7. A New Right
  • 8. Cross-Fertilization
  • 9. A New Left
  • 10. Skepticism Instantiated
  • 11. Science as Culture
  • Conclusion: Humanizing Science
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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