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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

PHL3128: Knowledge, Human Values and Anti-Science

This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Douglas, H. (2009). Science, policy, and the value-free ideal. University of Pittsburgh Pre.

Elliott, K. C. (2017). A tapestry of values: An introduction to values in science. Oxford University Press.

Elliott, K. C., & Steel, D. (Eds.). (2017). Current controversies in values and science. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.

Kitcher, P. (2003). Science, truth, and democracy. Oxford University Press.

Longino, H. E. (2018). The fate of knowledge. Princeton University Press.

McKinnon, Catriona (2016) “Should We Tolerate Climate Change Denial?”, Midwest Studies in Philosophy, 40(1): 205–216.

Oreskes, N. (2021). Why trust science?. Princeton University Press.

Oreskes, Naomi and Erik M. Conway (2010). Merchants of doubt: how a handful of scientists obscured the truth on issues from tobacco smoke to global warming, New York: Bloomsbury Press.

Pigliucci, Massimo and Maarten Boudry (eds.) (2013). Philosophy of Pseudoscience. Reconsidering the demarcation problem. Chicago: Chicago University Press.