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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... follows , it should become clear that I regard STS as a vocation that is also a vehicle for social transformation . My own project of social epistemology presupposes just such an image of STS ( Fuller and Collier 2004 ) . Equally I ...
... we shall see in what follows that the Science Wars have been so far largely a comedy of errors . Neverthe- less , there is something quite serious at stake - and worth arguing about - that these pages endeavor to reveal . Introduction 9.
... follows most commentators in interpreting Mannheim as juxta- posing two equally valid methods for evaluating knowledge claims , with " unmasking " and " refuting " corresponding to " external " and " internal " approaches . The question ...
... follows from a selected framework was treated as " theoretical . " This led to what we now recognize as an “ asymmetrical ” treatment of framework origins and consequences . The former represented an existential choice ; the latter was ...
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