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 tries to understand and sometimes influence this undeniable sea change in public attitudes. But what exactly do STS researchers do—and why does it seem ...
STS had nothing to do with the PR disasters associated with research into AIDS ... were simply the result of perverse readings of what STS researchers say.
This field-defining conflict between the scientific and STS communities, ... the continuing tensions between scientists and STS researchers cannot simply be ...
“Theory” consists of the several possible frameworks for doing STS research, whereas “philosophy” constitutes a more basic inquiry that asks embarrassing ...
While philosophers and STS researchers have a keen eye for one another's flaws, the difference between them is such that philosophers are much less ...
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