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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Consequently , despite Kuhn ' s broad cross - disciplinary appeal , especially
among social scientists , Kuhn consistently maintained that only the physical
sciences satisfy his strict definition because it is only in these fields ( and
arguably only ...
Thus , while some prominent STS practitioners ( starting with Restivo 1983 ) have
seriously questioned the ideological function served by the popularity of Kuhn ' s
historiography of science , they have failed to alter the general perception that ...
Ironically , despite its studied opposition to Kuhn ' s paradigm - driven image of
science , the alternative vision of disciplinarity just sketched happens to be the
one that Kuhn ' s mentor , James Bryant Conant , wrestled with when he created ...
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