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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Acknowledgments ix I Introduction: The Conspicuous Absence of Philosophy from Science and Technology Studies 1 II The Sociology of Knowledge: The ...
Postmodernism as Positivism's Bastard Child Motivating the Science Wars: The Politics of Popularizing and Esotericizing Science The Elusive “Spontaneous ...
Science sets the standard for rationality in today's world, yet our attachment to science is anything but rational. This paradox captures the excitement ...
The expression “public understanding of science” sums it up. The underlying idea is that, when it comes to science, to know it is to love it.
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