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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Steve Fuller. Dedication This book is dedicated to the two people who have best embodied in their practice the " philosophical " character of STS advocated here : Jim Collier and Joan Leach .
... Philosophical Backdrop to STS ix 1 11 1. Philosophical Foundations and Main Sociological Traditions 2. Science as a Special Problem for the Sociology of Knowledge 3. Kuhn's Checkered Legacy to STS 11 14 21 4. The Punch Line : A ...
... philosophers , but none bear the name of this book , The Philosophy of Science and Technology Studies . Writing as a ... philosophical encapsulation . Nevertheless , the provenance of " technoscience " alone is quite telling . According ...
... philosophical scruples . Moreover , STS has learned - perhaps too well - from its discoveries of how other sciences have managed to ... philosophers who remain resolutely " philosophical " discourage any constructive work by Introduction⚫ 5.
Steve Fuller. remain resolutely " philosophical " discourage any constructive work by pursu- ing arguments endlessly , regardless of their empirical or practical conse- quences . While philosophers and STS researchers have a keen eye for ...