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Unformatted text preview: S Not a form of knowledge which has to be pressed upon them or which gains acceptance out of credulity N Rationalist Science. .. Each of us has access to knowledge by virtue of our own awareness of nature and our own reasoning powers E Each of us independently can act rationally and responsibly on the basis of what we know E It is an ideal vision of science and scientific knowledge which fits closely with the ideal of a democratic individualistic society. Problems With this? It is very difficult to relate this ideal of science to what actually exists I Why? W We have a very high level of intellectual division of labour within science the way science interacts with the general public...
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