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This essay seeks to complicate and integrate Goodnight’s spheres-of-argument model by investigating the ethos of the science adviser. Uncertainty types correlate with argument spheres; understanding this—and understanding the science adviser’s ethos as both forum-bound role and transgressive character performance—are crucial factors for advisers’ selection of appropriate ethical stances in public debates.

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https://doi.org/10.31274/sciencecommunication-180809-51

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Jan 1st, 12:00 AM

Uncertainty, Spheres of Argument, and the Transgressive Ethos of the Science Adviser

This essay seeks to complicate and integrate Goodnight’s spheres-of-argument model by investigating the ethos of the science adviser. Uncertainty types correlate with argument spheres; understanding this—and understanding the science adviser’s ethos as both forum-bound role and transgressive character performance—are crucial factors for advisers’ selection of appropriate ethical stances in public debates.

 

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