The Workshop and the World: What Ten Thinkers Can Teach Us About Science and Authority




      The Workshop and the World: What Ten Thinkers Can Teach Us About Science and Authority
A fascinating look at key thinkers throughout history who have shaped public perception of science and the role of authority When does a scientific discovery become accepted fact Why have scientific facts become easy to deny And what can we do about it In The Workshop and the World, philosopher and science historian Robert P 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 At a time when the Catholic Church assumed total authority, Francis Bacon, Galileo Galilei, and Ren Descartes were the first to articulate the worldly authority of science, while writers such as Mary Shelley and Auguste Comte told cautionary tales of divorcing science from the humanities The provocative leaders and thinkers Kemal Atat rk and Hannah Arendt addressed the relationship between the scientific community and the public in in times of deep distrust.As today s politicians and government officials increasingly accuse scientists of dishonesty, conspiracy, and even hoaxes, engaged citizens can t help but wonder how we got to this level of distrust and how we can emerge from it This book tells dramatic stories of individuals who confronted fierce opposition and sometimes risked their lives in describing the proper authority of science, and it examines how ignorance and misuse of science constitute the preeminent threat to human life and culture 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. Best Read The Workshop and the World: What Ten Thinkers Can Teach Us About Science and Authority Author Robert P. Crease For Kindle ePUB or eBook – bluevapours.co.uk

Professor Robert P Crease is Chairman of the Department of Philosophy at Stony Brook University, New York.

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  • Robert P. Crease
  • 11 October 2018

10 thoughts on “ The Workshop and the World: What Ten Thinkers Can Teach Us About Science and Authority

  1. Will Byrnes says:

    The very gears that make Facebook socially wonderful its ease of connecting and sharing are the same ones that facilitate trolling, the flourishing of hate groups, the dissemination of fake news, and dirty political tricks In a similar way, the gears that make science work the fact that it is done by collectives, is abstract, and always open to revision also provide fuel for science deniers The chapters that follow will explain how the current state of affairs came about, and what will be nec The very gears that make Facebook socially wonderful its ease of connecting and sharing are the same ones that facilitate trolling, the flourishing of hate groups, the dissemination of fake news, and dirty political tricks In a similar way, the gears that make science work the fact that it is done by collectives, is abstract, and always open to revision also provide fuel for science deniers The chapters that follow will explain how the current state of affairs came about, and what will be necessary to change it Aristotle, one of the most practical and wise of all philosophers, wrote that, while it is easy to become angry, it is harder to be angry with the right person, and to the right degree, and at the right time, and for the right purpose, and in the right way This book is about how to get angry about science denial in the right way Robert P Crease ...

  2. Bora Yagiz says:

    In a timely book where scientific facts are ignored or outright vilified , Professor Crease examines many aspects of the tense relation science has had with humanities such as denial of science, its decoupling from humanities, through the imprint of ten thinkers in the last 500 years from Bacon to Arendt In so doing, the author does well in demonstrating the weaknesses of scientific thinkers science being too abstract, innately uncertain, and requiring certain expertise to understand it In a timely book where scientific facts are ignored or outright vilified , Professor Crease examines many aspects of the tense relation science has had with humanities such as denial of science, its decoupling from humanities, through the imprint of ten thinkers in the last 500 years from Bacon to Arendt In so doing, the author does well in demonstrating the weaknesses of scientific thinkers scie...

  3. Todd says:

    Early modern philosophy of science made relevant for today.

  4. Dale Bentz says:

    Not an easy read, but a worthwhile one that highlighted to me the ideas and proposals of what were to me some new members of the historical philosophical society As the author points out, a safe space for useful and constructive discourse has all but disappeared and is unlikely to re emerge from amongst our extremely polarized society Perhaps the middle can demand such a discourse, but where is its leadership to do so Instead, the middle is truly caught in the middle, choosing between the Not an easy read, but a worthwhile one that highlighted to me the ideas and proposals of what were to me some new members of the hist...

  5. Christopher says:

    Authority, both generally and in particular areas, is under assault today Just because you are the trained referee of a professional game, a government bureaucracy, or a renowned scientist doesn t mean that people will automatically listen to your expertise Skepticism of authority can be a healthy thing, but too much can lead to disaster This book tries to tackle our current moment in history, where science denial despite overwhelming evidence by some of the best minds in the world is consi Authority, both generally and in particular areas, is under assault today Just because you are the trained referee of a professional game, a government bureaucracy, or a renowned scientist doesn t mean that people will autom...

  6. Edward B. says:

    I really liked this.It is about how we got to a world in which people especially Republican politicians in the United States consider scientific facts to be optional and what can be done about this problem.But the approach that Crease takes, in examining the strengths and weaknesses of science and its prac...

  7. Dave says:

    Robert Crease outlines the history of scientific thought to explain how today s science deniers can justify their views It was a littledifficult for me to follow all of the connections in the early years, but it becomes qu...

  8. Chad Brock says:

    3.75

  9. Beth Kakuma-Depew says:

    Fun intro to another side of philosophy.

  10. Geoff Walling says:

    Used historical figures to make their points Some were a stretch.

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