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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Philosophy by Sociological Means: STS as Fieldwork 10. STS Catches Philosophy by the Achilles' Heel: The Problem of Replication What Is Living and Undead in Actor-Network Theory STS Fieldwork as a Reflection of the Shifting Material ...
To see what this means, imagine relying exclusively on the testimony of priests and theologians for developing a sociology of religion. The sociologist would simply not be doing her job, which is to study science as a concrete human ...
STS research has been mainly devoted to studying the means by which science and technology are insinuated in larger social and material processes, typically resulting in an ...
The result, quite unwittingly from Kuhn's own standpoint, has rendered STS a “sociology of science that is not a sociology of knowledge.” This means that knowledge has lost any special normative status as an object ...
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