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Jean Goodwin

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Public understanding of climate change turns significantly on epistemic trust and distrust of those claiming rational-social authority. Attending to the ethics of expert/non-expert trust relations and to argumentation and rhetoric in popular climate discourse, I argue, illustrates the importance of epistemic trustworthiness for the social propagation of climate scientific knowledge

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https://doi.org/10.31274/sciencecommunication-180809-55

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Jan 1st, 12:00 AM

Public Understanding of Climate Science and the Ethics of Expertise

Public understanding of climate change turns significantly on epistemic trust and distrust of those claiming rational-social authority. Attending to the ethics of expert/non-expert trust relations and to argumentation and rhetoric in popular climate discourse, I argue, illustrates the importance of epistemic trustworthiness for the social propagation of climate scientific knowledge

 

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