The Workshop And The World What Ten Thinkers Can Teach Us About Science And Authority

Author: Robert P. Crease
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393292444
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A fascinating look at key thinkers throughout history who have shaped public perception of science and the role of authority. When does a scientific discovery become accepted fact? Why have scientific facts become easy to deny? And what can we do about it? In The Workshop and the World, philosopher and science historian Robert P. Crease answers these questions by describing the origins of our scientific infrastructure—the “workshop”—and the role of ten of the world’s greatest thinkers in shaping it. At a time when the Catholic Church assumed total authority, Francis Bacon, Galileo Galilei, and René Descartes were the first to articulate the worldly authority of science, while writers such as Mary Shelley and Auguste Comte told cautionary tales of divorcing science from the humanities. The provocative leaders and thinkers Kemal Atatürk and Hannah Arendt addressed the relationship between the scientific community and the public in in times of deep distrust. As today’s politicians and government officials increasingly accuse scientists of dishonesty, conspiracy, and even hoaxes, engaged citizens can’t help but wonder how we got to this level of distrust and how we can emerge from it. This book tells dramatic stories of individuals who confronted fierce opposition—and sometimes risked their lives—in describing the proper authority of science, and it examines how ignorance and misuse of science constitute the preeminent threat to human life and culture. An essential, timely exploration of what it means to practice science for the common good as well as the danger of political action divorced from science, The Workshop and the World helps us understand both the origins of our current moment of great anti-science rhetoric and what we can do to help keep the modern world from falling apart.

The Workshop And The World

Author: Robert K. Yin
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The Busy Hives Around Us Trips To The Mine The Workshop And The Factory

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A Hero Of The Workshop And A Somersetshire Worthy Charles Summers Sculptor

Author: Margaret Thomas
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Papers Presented At The Workshop And Exchange Of Views On Fiscal Reforms For Fisheries To Promote Growth Poverty Eradication And Sustainable Management

Author: Stephen Cunningham
Editor: Food & Agriculture Org.
ISBN: 9789251052235
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A key goal of the workshop was to discuss the best use of fiscal methods to achieve both fisheries policy objectives and broader economic, social and environmental objectives. This supplement presents a compilation of country papers prepared by workshop participants - all key policy-makers from ministries of finance and fisheries, and researchers in their countries of origin.

Report Of The Workshop And Exchange Of Views On Fiscal Reforms For Fisheries To Promote Growth Poverty Eradication And Sustainable Management

Author: Stephen Cunningham
Editor: Food & Agriculture Org.
ISBN: 9789251052037
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This report should be read with FAO fisheries report 732, Suppl. (2004, ISBN 9251052239) entitled "Papers presented at the workshop ..."

China As The Workshop Of The World

Author: Yuning Gao
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0415604052
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Is China becoming the "workshop of the world" in the same way as Britain and the United States once were; or is China – as some multinational companies believe – simply a processing segment in global production networks? This book examines China's role in the international division of labor: it analyzes the scale and scope of China's manufacture; the type and relative sophistication of its exports in the world market; and its position in the global value chain. It shows that China monopolizes industrial production by being the processing center of world. Based on extensive original research, this book examines the structure of production in global manufacturing industries, applying both qualitative and quantitative methods. It analyzes each segment of the value chain, exploring in depth several specific industrial sectors. It concludes that China has become deeply integrated into global manufacturing industry; that China's position in the value chain is still quite low, with relatively low research and development (R&D) and other similar high-value activities; but that, in some sectors, China is catching up rapidly, especially in newly emerging sectors.

African Art And Agency In The Workshop

Author: Sidney Littlefield Kasfir
Editor: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253007585
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The role of the workshop in the creation of African art is the subject of this revelatory book. In the group setting of the workshop, innovation and imitation collide, artists share ideas and techniques, and creative expression flourishes. African Art and Agency in the Workshop examines the variety of workshops, from those which are politically driven or tourist oriented, to those based on historical patronage or allied to current artistic trends. Fifteen lively essays explore the impact of the workshop on the production of artists such as Zimbabwean stone sculptors, master potters from Cameroon, wood carvers from Nigeria, and others from across the continent.

Hammers And Ploughshares A Book For The Labourer In The Workshop And By The Fire Side

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The World S Wine Markets

Author: Kym Anderson
Editor: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781845420765
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"This work will appeal to students enrolled in wine marketing and business courses, those studying industrial organization, and economists and other social scientists interested in case studies of globalization at work. As well, wine industry participants interested in understanding the reasons behind the recent dramatic developments in the industry will find this book of great value."--BOOK JACKET.