Using and Abusing Science: Science and Political Discourse from Burke's "French Revolution" to Obama's Science Fair

Coordonné par Véronique Molinari & Cyril Besson (Université Grenoble-Alpes)
Cambridge Scholars Publishing (2016)

Table of contents
Introduction - Cyril Besson and Véronique Molinari

Part I: The imagery  of Science

  • Scientific Imagery in Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790), Sarah Peyroux-Roblin
  • Doctor Jekyll and Citizen Stevenson: Figures of Science as Forms of Political Discourse in the Work of Robert Louis Stevenson, Cyril Besson

Part II: The Migration of scientific concepts

  • Andrew Carnegie and Managerial Darwinism: from Scientific Discourse to Management Concepts at the Turn of the Twentieth Century;Christian Leblond
  • Equivocating upon Law and Science: Science, Politics, and the Migration of Humanitarianism in Nineteenth-Century America, Jeffrey Mullins
  • 'Who Is To Decide Who the Medical Charlatans Are?': Benjamin O. Flower, 'Medical Freedom' And Scientific Expertise In The USA In The 1910s, Jean-Louis Marin-Lamellet
  • Science and Animal Ethics: Peter Singer’s Utilitarian Approach, Emilie Dardenne

Part III: The Rhetorical Power of Science

  • Constructing Weakness: Scientific Rhetoric and Victorian Sensibilities, Julie Homchick
  • The Eugenic Vote: Eugenics and Suffrage Rhetoric in the Edwardian period, Véronique Molinari
  • Barack Obama's Popularization of Science: a Political Strategy?, Grégory Benedetti
  • Was there an Alternative? Economic Science, Political Discourse and the Neoliberal Revolution, Paul Auerbach, Gilles Christoph & Marc Lenormand