The Philosophy of Science and Technology Studies

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Routledge, 2013 M10 18 - 208 pages

As the field of Science and Technology Studies (STS) has become more established, it has increasingly hidden its philosophical roots. While the trend is typical of disciplines striving for maturity, Steve Fuller, a leading figure in the field, argues that STS has much to lose if it abandons philosophy.

In his characteristically provocative style, he offers the first sustained treatment of the philosophical foundations of STS and suggests fruitful avenues for further research. With stimulating discussions of the Science Wars, the Intelligent Design Theory controversy, and theorists such as Donna Haraway and Bruno Latour, Philosophy of Science and Technology Studies is required reading for students and scholars in STS and the philosophy of science.

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Contents

The Philosophical
11
5
39
Philosophy In Of and Beyond the Scientific Field Site
45
STS by Another Name?
79
Beyond Puritans and Gnostics
115
Cultivating a Life in STS
157
Bibliography
181
Index
189
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Steve Fuller is Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick, England. Formally trained in history, philosophy, and sociology of science, he is best known for his pioneering work in social epistemology. His most recent books include Thomas Kuhn: A Philosophical History for Our Times and Knowledge Management Foundations.

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