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 sociologist would simply not be doing her job, which is to study science as a concrete human activity. What we find is that science is not a clearly ...
... continental philosophers appear as speculative sociologists whose limited sense of context fails to reach beyond their own "intertextuality.
... by an array of texts produced by people who marched through time together — what sociologists today call a "generational cohort" (Mannheim 1952).
This question seems not to have been asked in the past because sociologists had been operating with an equivocal sense of "consequences": scientists were ...
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