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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This book is dedicated to the two people who have best embodied in their practice the “philosophical” character of STS advocated here: Jim Collier and Joan ...
It also explains why practicing scientists have frequently found the field vaguely threatening. However, their response has been too often like shooting the ...
However, the legitimate bone of contention can be summed up in the following proposition: practicing scientists are only a fraction of those who contribute ...
... if not outright eliminate, the role of philosophy in its interdisciplinary practice. If we insist on discussing STS matters in conceptual or abstract ...
... are easily typecast as myth-makers whose normative theories of rationality obscure the empirical character of scientific practice; on the other, ...
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