New Frontiers in Science and Technology Studies
Wiley, 2007 - 232 pages
Steve Fuller has a reputation for setting the terms of debate within science and technology studies. In his latest book, New Frontiers in Science and Technology Studies he charts the debates likely to be of relevance in the coming years.
These questions are explored by examining an array of historical, philosophical and contemporary sources. Attention is paid, for example, to the Bruno Latour's The Politics of Nature as a model for science policy, as well as the global controversy surrounding Bjorn Lomborg's The Sceptical Environmentalist, which led to the dismantling and re-establishment of the Danish national research ethics board.
New Frontiers in Science and Technology Studies will appeal strongly to scholars and advanced undergraduate and graduate students in courses concerned with the social dimensions of science and technology, and anyone who cares about the future of science.
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... as Hegel had seemed to encourage , the neo - Kantians confined the
normative purview of academics to the “ peer review of their own disciplines , the
results of which then could be appropriated as the state saw fit ( Proctor 1991 :
Part 2 ) .
the mere presence of religious motives was sufficient to disqualify creationism as
a theory fit for high school science classes . The actual scientific content of the
course materials and associated teaching practices are deemed irrelevant , if
And like so many others before him , Mooney makes the mistake of concluding
that the main problem with Lysenkoism was that it tailored science to fit a
preconceived political agenda rather than allow science to speak truth to power .
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