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Of the two kinds of philosophical questions ? epistemic and ethical - raised by the public debate about climate change, professional philosophers have dealt almost exclusively with... Read more
Of the two kinds of philosophical questions ? epistemic and ethical - raised by the public debate about climate change, professional philosophers have dealt almost exclusively with the ethical. This book is the first to address both and examine the relationship between them.
The Climate Change Debate Hardback edition by David Coady
List of Figures Acknowledgments 1. Introduction 2. Scepticism and Climate Change Scepticism 3. Experts in the Climate Change Debate 4. Climate Science as a Social Institution 5. Is Climate Science Really Science? 6. Climate Change and International Justice 7. Climate Change and Intergenerational Justice 8. Climate Change and Personal Responsibility 9. Conclusion References
David Coady is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Tasmania, Australia. He has published on many topics in applied epistemology, including expertise, conspiracy theory, rumor, and the blogosphere. He is the editor of Conspiracy Theories: The Philosophical Debate (2006), and the author of What To Believe Now: Applying Epistemology to Contemporary Issues (2012). He has also published on metaphysics, philosophy of law, police ethics, the ethics of horror films, and the ethics of cricket.
Richard Corry is a Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Tasmania, Australia. He has published in the metaphysics of science and is editor, with Huw Price, of Causation, Physics, and the Constitution of Reality (2007).
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Of the two kinds of philosophical questions - epistemic and ethical - raised by the public debate about climate change, professional philosophers have dealt almost exclusively with the ethical. This book is the first to address both and examine the relationship between them.
What can we know and what should we believe about today's world?
What to Believe Now: Applying Epistemology to Contemporary Issues applies the concerns and techniques of epistemology to a wide variety of contemporary issues.
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