The Philosophy of Science and Technology Studies
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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My own project of social epistemology presupposes just such an image of STS (Fuller and Collier 2004). Equally I realize that this perspective sets me apart ...
... not been already laid to rest in Epistemology 101. Again now, writing as someone formally trained in (analytic) philosophy, this does not surprise me.
... liberal times when STS has come to flourish — contract-based research projects, where client satisfaction is more important than epistemic consistency.
In most general terms, my project of social epistemology aims to recover and extend the ground common to 8 • The Philosophy of Science and Technology ...
epistemology aims to recover and extend the ground common to the Enlightenment, positivism, and postmodernism — three movements that are typically seen as ...