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ERIC Number: EJ1173576
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1938-9809
A Philosophical Approach to Claims about Vaccinations and Autism
Talavera, Isidoro
Forum on Public Policy Online, v2017 n2 2017
By highlighting the critical thinking that (1) analyzes and evaluates arguments for claims about vaccinations and autism, and (2) engages in a form of methodological skepticism that systematically and continuously asks Critical Questions, a philosophical approach is introduced to deal directly and systematically with students' (and publicly popular) misconceptions of (and resistance to) bio-medical knowledge, interventions, and/or technology employed in healthcare or public health. As a result of engaging in a dialogue between philosophy and the bio-medical sciences by means of critical thinking, the educator can help students actively compare their initial conceptions (and publicly popular misconceptions) with more fully scientific conceptions.
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Language: English
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