The Flight From Science and Reason

The Flight From Science and Reason

Book - 1997
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Blackwell North Amer
The authors take on critics of science whose views range from moderate to extreme, from social constructivists to deconstructionists, from creationists and feminists to Afro-centrists. They discuss the rise of "alternative medicine" and radical environmentalism (here skewered as "ecosentimentalism"). They explain why the "uncertainty principle" does not work as a metaphor for ambiguity, and why "chaos theory" cannot be invoked without an understanding of mathematics. Throughout, they grapple with the paradox inherent in arguing with opponents who contend that reason itself, and thus logic, is suspect.

Publisher: New York : New York Academy of Sciences, 1997
ISBN: 9780801856761
0801856760
Characteristics: xi, 593 p. : ill. ; 23 cm

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