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Tainted: How Philosophy of Science Can Expose Bad Science

Kristin Shrader-Frechette


Lawyers often work pro bono to liberate death-row inmates from flawed legal verdicts that otherwise would kill them. This is the first book on practical philosophy of science, how to practically evaluate scientific findings with life-and-death consequences. Showing how to uncover scores of scientific flaws—typically used by special interests who try to justify their pollution—this book aims to liberate many potential victims of environmentally induced disease and death.It shows how citizens can help uncover flawed science and thus liberate people from science-related societal harms such as pes ... More

Keywords: bias, biostatistics, chemical pollution, environment, nuclear power, pollution, public health, science, special-interest science

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Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199396412
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199396412.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kristin Shrader-Frechette, author
University of Notre Dame

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