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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It casts the early modern period as opening with a “ Renaissance ” that
eventuated in an “ Enlightenment . ” The Scientific Revolution supposedly
happened at some point between these two epochs - perhaps when they
overlapped in the 17th ...
This orientation was especially pervasive in the Scottish Enlightenment ,
including such icons of modern philosophy and social science as David Hume ,
Adam Smith , and Adam Ferguson . For them , the human is not in Foucault's
It had animated the Enlightenment sense of social progress emanating from
France and Germany - the two nations where Protestantism's intellectual
influence was strongest , albeit ( in the case of France ) not always successful .
To be sure ...
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