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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... objective , " or " truth- oriented " about the activities our society calls " scientific . " Make no mistake : it is not that scientists are less rational than the rest of humanity ; rather , they are not more rational . STS researchers ...
... objective " ) . This demysti- fication was bound to lead to delegitimation , they thought . Moreover , the his- torical timing of STS research did little to quell scientists ' suspicions . Its ascendancy during the twilight of the Cold ...
... relevant philo- sophical labels of " rational , " " real , " " objective , " etc. Yet , command over this rhetoric remains the primary mode of social legitimation in all 16. The Philosophy of Science and Technology Studies.
... objective within already existing political structures . For its part , STS has largely failed to take up normative reconstruction as the positive side of the project that begins by unmasking ideologies that cannot be directly refuted ...
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