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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... names may be trademarks or registered trademarks, and are used only for identification and explanation without intent to infringe. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Fuller, Steve, 1959- The philosophy of science and ...
Acknowledgments ix I Introduction: The Conspicuous Absence of Philosophy from Science and Technology Studies 1 II The Sociology of Knowledge: The Philosophical Backdrop to STS 11 1. Philosophical Foundations and Main Sociological ...
Motivating the Science Wars: The Politics of Popularizing and Esotericizing Science 93 18. The Elusive "Spontaneous Philosophy of the Scientists" Defended in the Science Wars 98 19. Does Research Fraud Matter? Reflections on the Sokal ...
The underlying idea is that, when it comes to science, to know it is to love it. ... was based on a fairly uncritical acceptance of what distinguished scientists and philosophers of science had to say about the nature of science.
Some of the articles are written by philosophers, but none bear the name of this book, The Philosophy of Science and Technology Studies. Writing as a long-standing member of the STS community, I am not surprised.