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Money and the epistemologies of ignorance concerning climate change

Cheryl Lans

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: The investigations and politically-motivated attacks taking place in climate change studies confirm that scientific knowledge comes about as social constructions shaped by non-scientific events and circumstances such as interests, power relationships and negotiations. As both Lynn Hankinson Nelson and Foucault wrote truth claims are the result of (convergence and alignment) rather than the cause of agreement within some epistemic communities.

Keywords: climate change; ignorance; espistemology; Paul Krugman (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q38 Q43 Q5 Q54 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012-10-15
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