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Brown, Theodore L. (Theodore Lawrence), 1928-
Imperfect oracle : the epistemic and moral authority of science / Theodore L. Brown
University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, c2009
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Subject(s) Science -- Moral and ethical aspects
Science -- Social aspects
Physical Description xi, 333 p. ; 24 cm
Contents Authority and autonomy -- Historical origins of scientific authority -- American science -- Scientific authority in contemporary society -- Science and the courts -- Science and religion -- Science and government -- Science and the public -- The prospects for scientific authority
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [295]-315) and index
Summary "Explores the relationships between science and other societal sectors, notably law, religion, government and public culture, in terms of the concepts of expert and moral authority"--Provided by publisher

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