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Due deference to denialism: explaining ordinary people’s rejection of established scientific findings

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There is a robust scientific consensus concerning climate change and evolution. But many people reject these expert views, in favour of beliefs that are strongly at variance with the evidence. It is tempting to try to explain these beliefs by reference to ignorance or irrationality, but those who reject the expert view seem often to be no worse informed or any less rational than the majority of those who accept it. It is also tempting to try to explain these beliefs by reference to epistemic ...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1007/s11229-017-1477-x

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Department:
Oxford, HUM, Philosophy Faculty
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Author
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands Publisher's website
Journal:
Synthese Journal website
Volume:
196
Issue:
1
Pages:
313–327
Publication date:
2017-06-30
Acceptance date:
2017-06-19
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EISSN:
1573-0964
ISSN:
0039-7857
Pubs id:
pubs:701534
URN:
uri:4ad4557a-8c17-429f-9dae-b102bb94bd26
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uuid:4ad4557a-8c17-429f-9dae-b102bb94bd26
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pubs:701534

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