Book ID: CBB104485678

Evidence in Action between Science and Society: Constructing, Validating, and Contesting Knowledge (2022)


Sarah Ehlers (Author)
Esselborn, Stefan (Author)

Taylor & Francis

Publication Date: 2022
Physical Details: 213
Language: English

This volume is an interdisciplinary attempt to insert a broader, historically informed perspective into current political and academic debates on the issue of evidence and the reliability of scientific knowledge. The tensions between competing paradigms, different bodies of knowledge and the relative hierarchies between them are a crucial element of the historical and contemporary dynamics of scientific knowledge production. The negotiation of evidence is at the heart of this process. Starting from the premise that evidence constitutes a central, but also essentially contested concept in contemporary knowledge-based societies, this volume focuses on how evidence is generated and applied in practice—in other words, on “evidence in action.” The contributions analyze and compare different evidence practices within the field of science and technology, how they interlink with different forms of power, their interaction with and impact on the legal and political domain, and their relationship to other, more heterodox forms of evidence that challenge traditional notions of evidence. In doing so, this volume provides much-needed context and historical background to contemporary debates on the so-called “post-truth” society. Evidence in Action is the perfect resource for all those interested in the relationship between science, technology, and the role of knowledge in society.

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Authors & Contributors
Mayo, Deborah G.
Fitelson, Branden
Woodward, Jim
Achinstein, Peter
Bovens, Luc
Snyder, Josh
Philosophy of Science
History of Psychology
Social Studies of Science
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Osiris: A Research Journal Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
Bloomsbury Academic
MIT Press
Data analysis
Data collection; methods
Technoscience; science and technology studies
Methodology of science; scientific method
Miller, David
Time Periods
19th century
21st century
20th century
20th century, early
20th century, late
United States
United States. Census Bureau

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