How to Talk to a Science Denier

TUE, MAR 8, 2022 (41:27)

Philosopher and popular author Lee McIntyre discusses his latest book, How to Talk to a Science Denier. This is a must-read for people who confront denialism on the one hand, and misinformation/disinformation on the other.

Dr. McIntyre provides examples of various types of denialism together with a strategy for dealing with this serious problem. In an era when scientific facts and scientific thinking are essential for saving civilization as well as our planet, we need a plan for dealing with denialism. This book might be the starting point.

+ BIO: Lee McIntyre , Ph. D.

Lee McIntyre received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Michigan, Ann Aebor. He is the author of several prominent books focusing on the acceptance of –and resistance to—scientific facts.
Dr. McIntyre taught philosophy at Colgate University, Boston University, Tufts Experimental College, Simmons College, and Harvard Extension School. He was Executive Director of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University. He has also served as a policy advisor to the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard.

BOOKS (for general readers) include: The Scientific Attitude; Post-Truth; How to Talk to a Science Denier

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