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Articles in Philosophy & Religion tagged with Science and Technology

Jana Bacevic, Peter Vickers

Despite debates about scientific certainty, we do not need 100 percent consensus on a scientific claim to accept it as true. 

Philip Kitcher

Science is always undertaken from a definite point of view, a new book concedes. But it enlarges our knowledge of the world through the interplay of different perspectives.

Silvia Ivani, Catarina Dutilh Novaes

Building public trust requires far more than the conveyance of facts and instruction in scientific thinking.

M. Andler
Apps like Tinder and OkCupid should make an ethical commitment to freeing their services from a gender binary. It would help all users, queer and straight alike.
Carissa Véliz

The more someone knows about us, the more they can influence us. We can wield democratic power only if our privacy is protected.

Marc Lipsitch
For the sake of both science and action in the COVID-19 pandemic, we need collaboration among specialists, not sects.
Jonathan Fuller
COVID-19 has revealed a contest between two competing philosophies of scientific knowledge. To manage the crisis, we must draw on both.
James Owen Weatherall, Cailin O’Connor
How a drug became an object lesson in political tribalism.
Philip Kitcher

The “scientific method” of high school textbooks does not exist. But there are scientific methods, and they play an essential role in making scientific knowledge reliable.

H. Allen Orr
A review of Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge by E. O. Wilson.