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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... Politics of Popularizing and Esotericizing Science The Elusive “Spontaneous Philosophy of the Scientists” Defended in the Science Wars Does Research Fraud Matter? Reflections on the Sokal Hoax as a Social Experiment What Should Have ...
... political, economic and cultural factors. There appears to be nothing uniquely “rational,” “objective,” or “truthoriented” about the activities our society calls “scientific.” Make no mistake: it is not that scientists are less rational ...
... political, and even spiritual support. Scientific research itself is a very specialized activity that, on a day-to-day basis, is rather alien from the larger concerns of people. Its actual results have been mixed, with every new ...
... Politics of Science and Technology,” “Science and Technology Policy,” and “Theoretical Issues and Approaches in Science and ... Political Science Review of the game theorist Oskar Morgenstern's The Question ofNational Defense. At 4 • The ...
... political standpoint, the emerging challenges to both “secularize” and “re-enchant” science as it comes to lose the state-protected monopoly it enjoyed in the Cold War era. Here I discuss the various movements associated with the ...
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