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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STS's Janus-faced Antirealism: Relativism versus Constructivism 7. ... Making Philosophy Safe for STS: The Rise of the Underlaborer 9.
the British liberal broadsheet newspaper, The Independent, on 28 June 1998, in the run-up to “the great debate” between Alan Sokal and STS's most ...
From an STS standpoint, the patronizing attitude of continental philosophers causes them to mistake their own philosophical tail for STS's empirical dog.
STS is primarily represented in English by the journals, Social Studies ... STS's historical opposition to philosophy is undoubtedly related to the high ...
The growth of the field of STS is usually treated as a triumph for a relativist ... I focus on the role played by STS's preference for Thomas Kuhn over Karl ...
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