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Cogent Science in ContextThe Science Wars, Argumentation Theory, and Habermas$
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William Rehg

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780262182713

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262182713.001.0001

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Introduction: Science Wars, New and Old

Introduction: Science Wars, New and Old

(p.1) Introduction: Science Wars, New and Old
Cogent Science in Context

William Rehg

The MIT Press

This book contributes to our understanding of the rationality of scientific arguments that confront scientists, administrative policymakers, courts, legislatures, international bodies, and common people, along with important information for public and personal decision making. It also discusses what makes scientific argumentation sound and cogent. The chapter proposes a comprehensive normative framework that integrates different approaches to scientific argumentation in order to promote greater cross-fertilization and interdisciplinary exchange within science and technology studies. Emphasis is placed on scientific findings and hypotheses that are put forth by scientists through a range of venues only after a process in which the construction, presentation, scrutiny, and reception of these scientific arguments take place.

Keywords:   rationality, scientific arguments, scientific argumentation, science and technology, decision making, scientific hypotheses

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