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Second Culture and Second Nature : Fact , post-Fact , and the Social Construction of Scientific Objects

@inproceedings{Russell2017SecondCA,
  title={Second Culture and Second Nature : Fact , post-Fact , and the Social Construction of Scientific Objects},
  author={C. Russell},
  year={2017}
}
The use of constructionism by climate change deniers and ‘9-11 truthers’ to support ‘post-fact’ arguments in recent political and social debates has created controversy within science studies. Here, I seek to re-evaluate what constructionists actually say about facts in science. Through revisiting Gaston Bachelard – a key influence on scientific constructionism – I argue that science can penetrate to the ‘noumenal core’ of the phenomena it studies because it constructs them. This, however, need… Expand

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