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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... II The Sociology of Knowledge: The Philosophical Backdrop to STS Philosophical Foundations and Main Sociological Traditions Science as a Special Problem ...
Generally speaking, STS prefers to play off the two dominant philosophical traditions against each other: on ...
Positivism figures initially in the next chapter as part of a general treatment of how STS transforms traditional themes in the sociology of knowledge and ...
Philosophical Foundations and Main Sociological Traditions The idea that there is a sociological component to knowledge is at least as old as Plato's ...
The history of the sociology of knowledge is a tale of two traditions, ... Thus, the French tradition focused on how people of different origins who are ...
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