Examines the relationships between science and democracy from an explicitly pragmatist perspective
Argues that scientists and laypeople form a single community of inquiry, which aims at the truth
Features many examples and case-studies
About the Author
Pierluigi Barrotta (b. 1958) is full Professor of Philosophy of Science and Director of the Department of Civilizations and Forms of Knowledge at the University of Pisa. He has published in history and philosophy of science, the epistemology of economics and the social sciences, the epistemology of environmental sciences, and the dialectical rationality in science. He is currently carrying out research on the relationships between science and democracy.
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