The March Of Unreason

Author: Dick Taverne
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191578614
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Our daily news bulletins bring us tales of the wonder of science, from Mars rovers and intelligent robots to developments in cancer treatment, and yet often the emphasis is on the potential threats posed by science. It appears that irrationality is on the rise in western society, and public opinion is increasingly dominated by unreflecting prejudice and unwillingness to engage with factual evidence. From genetically modified crops and food, organic farming, the MMR vaccine, environmentalism, the precautionary principle and the new anti-capitalist and anti-globalisation movements, the rejection of the evidence-based approach nurtures a culture of suspicion, distrust, and cynicism, and leads to dogmatic assertion and intolerance. In this compelling and timely examination of science and society, Dick Taverne argues that science, with all the benefits it brings, is an essential part of civilised and democratic society: it offers the most hopeful future for mankind.

Policy

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Science Public Policy

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The Threat To Reason

Author: Dan Hind
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Today, media commentators, intellectuals and politicians declare that westernscience and rationality are threatened by irrational enemies.Evangelicals, postmodernists, and Islamists are on the march, they say.The Rome that science built is under siege. But there's a problem withthese stirring attempts to defend the truth. They aren't true. In this urgent new book, Dan Hind confronts the great machinery ofdeception in which we live, and which now threatens to destroy ourcivilization. In particular, he takes to task a group of prominentintellectuals who have exaggerated the threat posed by the so-calledforces of unreason -- religion, postmodernism and other “mumbo-jumbo.”The commentators, says Hind, distract us from much more pressingthreats to an open democratic society based on freedom of speech andinquiry. This book shows that the real threats to reason aren't wacky or foreignor stupid; they reside in our state and corporate bureaucracies -- and,one way or another, they probably pay your salary. In recovering theidea of Enlightenment, Hind explores its vital importance and revealshow it can help us to achieve a truly democratic politics, in which wehave a genuine say in the decisions that are taken on our behalf.

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Nigeria And The Politics Of Unreason

Author: Victor E. Dike
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Dike, a regular contributor to debates on Nigeria, assesses how far the Obasanjo regime has lived up to its promises between 1999 and 2003, and concludes that the president's Ostrich leadership-style has turned the country into a place where socio-political and economic problems remain unresolved.

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The Age Of American Unreason

Author: Susan Jacoby
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 0307377121
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A cultural history of the last forty years, The Age of American Unreason focuses on the convergence of social forces—usually treated as separate entities—that has created a perfect storm of anti-rationalism. These include the upsurge of religious fundamentalism, with more political power today than ever before; the failure of public education to create an informed citizenry; and the triumph of video over print culture. Sparing neither the right nor the left, Jacoby asserts that Americans today have embraced a universe of “junk thought” that makes almost no effort to separate fact from opinion.

Outline Of The March Of The 15th U S Infantry From Vera Cruz To The City Of Mexico 1847 And Of Some Of The Ungazetted Heroes Of Company E Of That Regiment

Author: Isaac D. Toll
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Essays In Sociology And Social Philosophy Reason And Unreason In Society

Author: Morris Ginsberg
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Unreason And Revolution

Author: Richard Löwenthal
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The Comforts Of Unreason

Author: Rupert Crawshay-Williams
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Our Age Of Unreason

Author: Franz Alexander
Editor: Philadelphia ; New York : Lippincott
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Donated by Sydney Harris.

A Dialogue With Unreason

Author: Ronald Clark Harvey
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The March

Author: W. S. Kuniczak
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Their army defeated by the Nazis and their hopes directed toward Russia, several Polish families and individuals courageously struggle to survive despite imprisonment, betrayal, and a single-minded attempt to destroy them

The Cunning Of Unreason

Author: John Dunn
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An essential guide to political theory by one of the world's eminent theorists.

The March Of Man

Author: S. K. Chaubey
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Moli Re The Comedy Of Unreason

Author: Francis L. Lawrence
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The New York Supplement

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"Cases argued and determined in the Court of Appeals, Supreme and lower courts of record of New York State, with key number annotations." (varies)