New Frontiers in Science and Technology Studies
Wiley, 2007 - 232 pages
Steve Fuller has a reputation for setting the terms of debate within science and technology studies. In his latest book, New Frontiers in Science and Technology Studies he charts the debates likely to be of relevance in the coming years.
These questions are explored by examining an array of historical, philosophical and contemporary sources. Attention is paid, for example, to the Bruno Latour's The Politics of Nature as a model for science policy, as well as the global controversy surrounding Bjorn Lomborg's The Sceptical Environmentalist, which led to the dismantling and re-establishment of the Danish national research ethics board.
New Frontiers in Science and Technology Studies will appeal strongly to scholars and advanced undergraduate and graduate students in courses concerned with the social dimensions of science and technology, and anyone who cares about the future of science.
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If we conducted politics this way , the result would be vigilantism , as in countries
with weak democratic procedures . This disanalogy between politics and science
matters more now than in the past , when control over the resources needed to ...
The democratic politicization of science - of precisely the sort encouraged by the
federalist construction of the US Constitution - is fine . This is not to counsel a
panglossian complacency toward US science policy . But as it stands , the best ...
In the end , Fuller remains firmly in the liberal - democratic camp , with a utopian
dream of knowledge integration , and reaches a deep appreciation of the
significant contribution of science to contemporary culture . " Raphael Sassower ...
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