Location

University of Windsor

Document Type

Paper

Keywords

anthropology, argumentation, biology, evolution, genetics, racism, science, truth, warrant

Start Date

22-5-2013 9:00 AM

End Date

25-5-2013 5:00 PM

Abstract

This paper looks at the attack on scientific racism in the 20th century by a group of social and biological scientists. I will utilize the apparatus of my model of emerging truth to show how even in complex socially conditioned argumentation the ultimate virtue is seeking the truth through increasingly powerful logical connections and deeply embedded warrants.

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Emerging truth and the defeat of scientific racism

University of Windsor

This paper looks at the attack on scientific racism in the 20th century by a group of social and biological scientists. I will utilize the apparatus of my model of emerging truth to show how even in complex socially conditioned argumentation the ultimate virtue is seeking the truth through increasingly powerful logical connections and deeply embedded warrants.