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Science at the Bar: Science and Technology in American Law

3.45 of 5 stars 3.45  ·  rating details  ·  11 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Science at the Bar is the first book to examine in detail how two powerful American institutions - both seekers after truth - interact with each other. Looking at cases involving product liability, medical malpractice, toxic torts, genetic engineering, and life and death, Jasanoff argues that the courts do not simply depend on scientific findings for guidance; rather, they ...more
Paperback, 285 pages
Published September 1st 1997 by Harvard University Press (first published November 26th 1995)
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Jason Cantone
Very well-written and while it's certainly dated (a technology book doesn't age well, especially after more than a decade), its lessons still apply today quite well.

I read this one for work and was constantly impressed with Jasanoff's writing. However, as it was one I read for information and not for pleasure, saying that I "liked it" (3 stars) is sufficient.

A solid start for people interested in the topic of how courts deal with (and don't deal with) technology.
John Carter McKnight
Clear, comprehensive, well-argued and readable, this book is a deserved classic in the field of Science & Technology Studies. Jasanoff examines the co-construction of law and science over the past generation, focusing on toxic torts and bio-medical technologies, arguing that the "conflict" between law and science is a constructive interplay of two very American epistemological systems, one largely well-suited to building civic consensus in highly contested areas.

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