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Scienza e opinione pubblica

Una relazione da ridefinire
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  • Fulvio Guatelli,

Let's try to imagine a world where scientific illiteracy is the exception rather than the rule. That is a world of subjects who are, in the vast majority, informed and aware of the main ongoing scientific debates, and who are capable of critically and independently thinking about them. A world in which everyone could dispose of the resources to develop a thoughtful opinion on cloning techniques, genetically modified organisms, new anti-cancer therapies or even on the origin of life on Earth and the final destiny of the universe. If this world were possible, what would it look like? The scepticism about the feasibility of such a scenario is justified, however it is equally undeniable that during the twentieth century there have been such profound transformations in the relationship between science and public opinion as to make the question at least legitimate and worthy of an answer.

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Fulvio Guatelli

University of Florence, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-0309-0940

FULVIO GUATELLI , has obtained a PhD in Philosophy at the University of Florence. He deals with philosophy of language and in particular with the theories of the coherence of truth on which he worked with Nicholas Rescher at Pittsburgh University. He alternates his interest in philosophy with an interest in history of science and the debate on the role of science in contemporary society. He’s working on the Signum project of the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa about the applications of artificial intelligence to the semantic analysis of philosophical texts. For Firenze University Press he’s chief editor of the book series Kykéion Studi e Testi.
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Book Title

Scienza e opinione pubblica

Book Subtitle

Una relazione da ridefinire

Editors

Fulvio Guatelli

Peer Reviewed

Number of Pages

234

Publication Year

2005

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© 2005 Author(s)

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CC BY 2.0

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Firenze University Press

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10.36253/8884532663

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8884532663

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8884532655

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978-88-9273-900-0

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Studi e saggi

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2704-6478

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2704-5919

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