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Democracy, Science and the Open Society A European Legacy? (Anthropoligical Journal on European Cultures) by Nigel Rapport

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Written in English


  • Sociology,
  • Politics - Current Events,
  • Social Science,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • History & Theory - General,
  • Political Ideologies - Democracy,
  • Philosophy / General,
  • Anthropology - General

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Number of Pages160
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Open LibraryOL8947477M
ISBN 103825869784
ISBN 109783825869786

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A very thoughtful discussion of the role of science in a democratic society. This book is an extension and a signficant modification of his prior book, Science, Truth, and Democracy. In that book, Kitcher put forward the concept of "well ordered science," aform of institutional organization of science that would make it more responsive to real public needs and democratic Cited by: This book fundamentally reinterprets the role of science in American culture by focusing on the political views of natural and social scientists in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Many of them, rather than uncritically supporting modern capitalism and the bureaucratic state, instead hoped to empower the public to take control of these new forms of social by: ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: i, pages ; 24 cm. Contents: Introduction: the moral implications of science for democratic and cosmopolitan society / Nigel Rapport --The open society and anthropology: an ethnographic example from Turkey / David Shankland --'Public understanding of science': knowledge, citizenship and democracy . About the Author. KARL ROGERS studied Physics and Philosophy at Lancaster University, UK. He received his PhD in the Philosophy of Science from the University of Bath, UK. He is a Research Fellow in Science Studies at Bath University and is the Co-founder of the John Dewey Center for Democracy and Education, by: 4.

In all probability probably the most mandatory books of the 20 th century, Karl Popper's The Open Society and Its Enemies is an uncompromising protection of liberal democracy and a robust assault on the psychological origins of totalitarianism. Popper was born in to a Viennese family of Jewish origin. The Open Society and Its Enemies is a work on political philosophy by the philosopher Karl Popper, in which the author presents a "defence of the open society against its enemies", and offers a critique of theories of teleological historicism, according to which history unfolds inexorably according to universal : Karl Popper.   Soros’s thought and philanthropic career are organised around the idea of the “open society,” a term developed and popularised by Popper in his classic work The Open Society and Its Enemies Author: Daniel Bessner. Written with accessible language, and organized through a historical framework, Science in Democracy is highly recommended for scholars and students of political theory. Steve Fuller. Professor of Sociology, University of Warwick. This is more than a good book; it is the book anyone will have to read to be literate in the topic of science and democracy.

Coronavirus, COVID, Democracy, pandemic, Politics, Rights The Other Political Divide: Some Personal Ruminations on the US Presidential Election Daniel Brumberg, Director of Democracy and Governance Studies at Georgetown University. Mark Brown's new book is a welcome contribution to the growing literature on the interface of science and politics. Science in Democracy is an interdisciplinary study at the intersection of science policy, political theory (historical and contemporary), and science and technology studies. It begins with familiar concerns/5. In this successor to his pioneering Science, Truth, and Democracy, the author revisits the topic explored in his previous worknamely, the challenges of integrating science, the most successful knowledge-generating system of all time, with the problems of in this new work, the author goes far beyond that earlier book in studying places at which the practice/5. The Open Society Foundations are active in more than countries around the world. Our national and regional foundations and thematic programs give thousands of grants every year toward building inclusive and vibrant democracies.