The Descent of Icarus: Science and the Transformation of Contemporary Democracy

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Harvard University Press, 1990 - Political Science - 354 pages
Contains the Proceedings of the Second International Symposium (see title) held at Fort Collins, Colorado in June of 1989. Discussing the impact of science on centuries of political theory, Ezrahi (political science, Hebrew U., Jerusalem) eschews the interpretation that the Enlightenment did rationalize politics through science, only to be overpowered by the forces of unreason. He posits instead the notion of the specifically political and ideological role of science in upholding modern conceptions of action, authority, and accountability. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Contents

Introduction
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The Balance between Free Agency and Causation
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Science and the Making of Representative Actions
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Copyright

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