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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This widely watched episode of the ongoing "Science Wars" did little to relieve the tensions (Fuller and Collier 2004, ... "Science and Technology Policy," and "Theoretical Issues and Approaches in Science and Technology Studies.
I consider the migration of relativism from anthropology to science policy since the end of World War II. Notwithstanding this lineage, "relativism" is ultimately an imprecise label for what is most philosophically challenging about STS ...
... quite generally to cover the social construction of philosophical (Collins 1998) and scientific (Bloor 1976) knowledge. ... the parameters of policy for the entire The Sociology of Knowledge: The Philosophical Backdrop to STS • 13.
generation to define the parameters of policy for the entire society. In both cases, the sociology of knowledge is meant to complement, not replace, the psychology of normal thought processes (or "logic," understood as normative ...
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