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- "Philosophers of science have long recognised that the apparent solidity of expertise is an illusion- and that scientific knowledge is much more of a perpetually shifting mosaic of opinions than a steadily pieced together jigsaw of 'facts'."
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- In this witty but profound 21st-century update on the issues, Martin Cohen offers vital clues for understanding not only the way knowledge develops, but also into the dangers of accepting too readily or too uncritically the claims of experts of all kinds -- even philosophical ones! The claims are invariably presented as objective fact, yet are rooted in human subjectivity.
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- "Cohen's book is so engrossing because it challenges us to take an active part in questioning, or enforcing, current paradigms" --Perig Gouanvic, philosophical-investigations.org