Why Trust Science?' by Naomi Oreskes

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May 2020, no. 421
Diane Stubbings reviews 'Why Trust Science?' by Naomi Oreskes

Why Trust Science?'

by Naomi Oreskes

Princeton University Press (Footprint), $49.99 hb, 370 pp

Why Trust Science?' by Naomi Oreskes

Reviewed by
May 2020, no. 421

In lectures delivered at Princeton University in November 2016, science historian Naomi Oreskes asked why, at a time when the epistemological and cultural relevance of science is subject to increasing doubt, we should still have confidence in science as our primary source of knowledge about the physical world. Why Trust Science? is the culmination of those lectures, and includes not only Oreskes’s appraisal of the scientific method but also four commentaries on the lectures. It is a work predicated, rightly or wrongly, on the assertion that the eminence of science ‘can no longer be maintained without argument’.

Diane Stubbings reviews 'Why Trust Science?' by Naomi Oreskes

Why Trust Science?'

by Naomi Oreskes

Princeton University Press (Footprint), $49.99 hb, 370 pp

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