Browsing All posts tagged under »public sphere«

Lippmann, the indispensable opposition

July 14, 2012

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Lippmann's thoroughgoing pessimism may lead us to a better understanding of the role of communication in public deliberations between scientists and citizens.

The authority of the IPCC First Assessment Report and the manufacture of consensus

July 14, 2012

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"Consensus" as the strategy selected by scientists associated with the IPCC--a poor rhetorical choice.

When science goes public: From technical arguments to appeals to authority

July 14, 2012

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Even under favorable conditions, evidence-based technical arguments become transformed into appeals to expert authority when they enter the public sphere.

Institutions for argument: Cultivating the formation of collective intent

July 13, 2012

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Argumentation, while it seldom resolves issues, does create conditions under which collective intentions can more securely be ascribed.

The public sphere and the norms of transactional argument

July 13, 2012

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Papers by Asen and Rehg get us halfway to an understanding of the activity of arguing in the public sphere.

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