Lee McIntyre
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Lee McIntyre

Lee McIntyre is a philosopher from the Boston area who writes nonfiction aimed at the general public. Though trained as a scholar, his writing seeks to engage a wide audience in philosophical topics that are relevant to current events. He has also edited several anthologies for philosophy teachers and scholars.

His most recent book is The Scientific Attitude: Defending Science from Denial, Fraud, and Pseudoscience (MIT Press, 2019). He is also the author of Post-Truth (MIT Press, 2018), Respecting Truth: Willful Ignorance in the Internet Age (Routledge, 2015), Dark Ages: The Case for a Science of Human Behavior (MIT Press, 2006), and Laws and Explanation in the Social Sciences (Westview, 1996).

McIntyre is a Research Fellow at the Center for Philosophy and History of Science at Boston University and an Instructor in Ethics at Harvard Extension School. He has a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) and has taught previously at Colgate, Tufts, Simmons, and Boston University. A black belt martial artist, he lives with two German Shepherds and the rest of his family just outside Boston.

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    • The Scientific Attitude

    • Defending Science from Denial, Fraud, and Pseudoscience
    • By: Lee McIntyre
    • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
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    In this book, Lee McIntyre argues that what distinguishes science from its rivals is what he calls "the scientific attitude" - caring about evidence and being willing to change theories on the basis of new evidence....

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    • Post-Truth

    • By: Lee C. McIntyre
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
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    What, exactly, is post-truth? Is it wishful thinking, political spin, mass delusion, bold-faced lying? McIntyre analyzes recent examples - claims about inauguration crowd size, crime statistics, and the popular vote....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The only interesting chapter was chapter 6

    • By SM on 06-14-19

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