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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Such objects of inquiry defy easy philosophical encapsulation. Nevertheless, the provenance of “technoscience” alone is quite telling.
Like all fields of inquiry, STS emerged out of philosophical disputation, the result of which laid the field's foundations. However, this dispute looks ...
It reveals the difficulties that philosophy has had in learning from forms of inquiry that cannot be easily assimilated into the ordinary philosophy ...
Not surprisingly, then, the main question posed by this inquiry has been, “How do societies come to acquire ...
Is its object of inquiry—organized resistance to the environment—to be valorized or pathologized? Are tribal religions and political ideologies instances of ...
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