Article ID: CBB319284831

Ludwik Fleck, Alfred Schutz, and Trust in Science: The Public Responsibility of Science Education in Challenging Times (2020)


Ludwik Fleck and Alfred Schutz each wrote groundbreaking treatises in the 1930s that laid the foundation for their views on the role of science education in establishing trust in science. This essay examines how science education was for Fleck explicitly and for Schutz implicitly a crucial site for understanding the social dimensions of knowledge, for understanding how layers of knowledge are socially distributed among groups, and for conceptualizing how different cognitive groups, from experts to laypersons—communicate with one another in a democratic exchange of information. Their vision of the role of science education in establishing trust is particularly appropriate for addressing contemporary challenges to science and its results.

Included in

Article Ana Simões; Antonio Sánchez (2020) Introduction: The Fabulous 1930s in the History of Science and Technology. HOST: Journal of History of Science and Technology (pp. 1-12). unapi

Citation URI

Similar Citations

Article Burgess, Michael M.; (2014)
From “Trust Us” to Participatory Governance: Deliberative Publics and Science Policy (/isis/citation/CBB001420046/)

Article Marc Stuckey; Peter Heering; Rachel Mamlok-Naaman; Avi Hofstein; Ingo Eilks; (2015)
The Philosophical Works of Ludwik Fleck and Their Potential Meaning for Teaching and Learning Science (/isis/citation/CBB822251742/)

Book Agusti Nieto-Galan; (2016)
Science in the Public Sphere: A History of Lay Knowledge and Expertise (/isis/citation/CBB868294183/)

Book Staffan Muller-Wille; Christina Brandt; (2016)
Heredity Explored: Between Public Domain and Experimental Science, 1850-1930 (/isis/citation/CBB515030106/)

Article Ruiz-Castell, Pedro; Suay-Matallana, Ignacio; Bonet Safont, Juan Marcos; (2013)
El cometa de Halley y la imagen pública de la astronomía en la prensa diaria española de principios del siglo XX (/isis/citation/CBB001320249/)

Article Larson, Edward J.; Numbers, Ronald L.; (2012)
Creation, Evolution, and the Boundaries of Science: The Debate in the United States (/isis/citation/CBB001320799/)

Article Ilja Nieuwland; (2020)
Dinosaurs in the aquarium (/isis/citation/CBB230752213/)

Article Jennifer Bowen; (2017)
Riding the Waves: Professor T. H. Laby as Imperial Scientist and Radio Visionary (/isis/citation/CBB692676407/)

Article Gaycken, Oliver; (2013)
“The Living Picture”: On the Circulation of Microscope-Slide Knowledge in 1903 (/isis/citation/CBB001420750/)

Article Moore, P. G.; (2015)
Peeping at Nature with the Reverend Charles A. Hall FRMS (1872--1965) (/isis/citation/CBB001500434/)

Article Schirrmacher, Arne; (2012)
Popular Science between News and Education: A European Perspective (/isis/citation/CBB001220442/)

Article Gaskell, George; Eych, Toby Ten; Jackson, Jonathan; Veltri, Giuseppe; (2005)
Imagining Nanotechnology: Cultural Support for Technological Innovation in Europe and the United States (/isis/citation/CBB000550323/)

Article Bauer, Martin W.; Allum, Nick; Miller, Steve; (2007)
What Can We Learn from 25 Years of PUS Survey Research? Liberating and Expanding the Agenda (/isis/citation/CBB000700618/)

Article Massarani, Luisa; (2005)
Ciência, tecnologia, parlamento e os diálogos com os cidadãos (/isis/citation/CBB000640201/)

Chapter Spiller, James; (2013)
Nostalgia for the Right Stuff: Astronauts and Public Anxiety about a Changing Nation (/isis/citation/CBB001201395/)

Authors & Contributors
Gaskell, George
Eych, Toby Ten
Veltri, Giuseppe
Jackson, Jonathan
Massarani, Luisa
Allum, Nick
Public Understanding of Science
Science and Education
História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
Dynamis: Acta Hispanica ad Medicinae Scientiarumque Historiam Illustrandam
Science in Context
Suhrkamp Verlag
The MIT Press
Public understanding of science
Public opinion
Science education and teaching
Science and politics
Science and society
Fleck, Ludwik
Urban, Charles
Duncan, F. Martin
Dippold, Andreas
Laby, Thomas Howell
Time Periods
20th century, early
20th century, late
21st century
19th century
20th century
United States
South America
Eugenics Education Society
Aquarium Berlin

Be the first to comment!

{{ comment.created_by.username }} on {{ comment.created_on | date:'medium' }}

Log in or register to comment