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"Evidence of a flight from reason is as old as human record-keeping: the fact of it certainly goes back an even longer way. Flight from science specifically, among the forms of rational inquiry, goes back as far as science itself... But rejection of reason is now a pattern to be found in most branches of scholarship and in all the learned professions."--from the ...more
Paperback, 593 pages
Published January 1st 1997 by New York Academy of Sciences (first published April 1st 1996)
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Stephie Williams
May 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: All who oppose postmodernism
This is a book that I have just reread. I originally read it in the 1990's. It is a collection of papers presented at a conference on how to combat the postmodern attack on science and reason in the academy. It covers a wide range of research area: natural science, sociology, anthropology, religion, feminism, mathematics, education, and medicine. All the papers are well written making them understandable to a well versed reader in science and philosophy. As with any collection of writings I like ...more
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Shelves: science
A reaction to current educational theory from what seems to be the scientific right wing. Interesting points, but trods a bit heavily on the humanities.
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