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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The Cost of Disenchantment: A Failed Scientific Defense of Human Freedom 149 28. Conclusions: Meeting Weber's Challenge and Transcending the Science Wars 152 VI Citizen Science: Cultivating a Life in STS 157 29.
We observe them in their workplaces, interpret their documents, and propose explanations for their activities that make sense of them, given other things we know about human beings. All of this may sound pretty harmless, ...
STS is primarily represented in English by the journals, Social Studies of Science, Science, Technology and Human Values, and the reviews journal, Metascience. Its principal anthologies over the past dozen years have been Pickering ...
In short, I am a social constructiv- ist who still believes in the possibility of universal human progress, even though this goal cannot be underwritten by appeals to human nature, a priori knowledge, or any other backward-looking ...
Thus, human progress came to be associated with the extension of this sense of knowledge-and-power to more people. G. W. F. Hegel and Auguste Comte brought this vision to fruition in the early-nineteenth century.