What Ten Thinkers Can Teach Us about Science and Authority, a History Book Talk & Signing
Philosopher and science historian Robert P. Crease will discuss and sign The Workshop and the World: What Ten Thinkers Can Teach Us about Science and Authority ($26.95 W. W. Norton & Company). When does a scientific discovery become accepted fact? Why have scientific facts become easy to deny? And what can we do about it? In this book, Crease answers these questions by describing the origins of our scientific infrastructure--the "workshop"--and the role of ten of the world's greatest thinkers in shaping it.
An essential, timely exploration of what it means to practice science for the common good as well as the danger of political action divorced from science, The Workshop and the World helps us understand both the origins of our current moment of great anti-science rhetoric and what we can do to help keep the modern world from falling apart.
ABOUT THE EVENT
This event is free and open to the public. End time may vary.
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