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The assault on scientific rationality: historical analysis and epistemological response

Sheehan, Helena (2007) The assault on scientific rationality: historical analysis and epistemological response. In: ECSO 2007 - The Assault on Science: Constructing a Response, 13th European Skeptics Congress, 7-9 September 2007, Davenport Hotel, Dublin.

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Abstract

What are the historical origins of the current assault on science that this congress has convened to address? What role has philosophy of science played in accentuating or allieviating this assault? What underlying forces have driven the attack on scientific rationality? Why is there an epistemological crisis of our time? What would be an appropriate epistemological response?

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Invited Talk)
Event Type:Conference
Refereed:No
Uncontrolled Keywords:philosophy of science; sociology of knowledge; history of ideas;
Subjects:Humanities > Philosophy
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Science > School of Communications
Published in:Skeptical Times. 5(3-4). Irish Skeptics Society.
Publisher:Irish Skeptics Society
Official URL:http://www.ecso.org/
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:2460
Deposited On:08 Apr 2009 12:29 by Helena Sheehan. Last Modified 11 Aug 2009 12:05

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