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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Kuhn's conception of scientific revolutions appeared radical in the late 1960s
because it was conflated with the then - prevalent Marxist idea of revolution as an
irreversible break with the past , something closer in spirit to Condorcet's original
In terms of Marxism , Lenin followed Marx's own practice of treating his theory as
a transnationally repeatable blueprint for ... In contrast , Trotsky drew on Marx's
Hegelian roots to hold that there is no such blueprint , only a gradually emergent
the standpoint of an open social science , the status of Marx's laws of history
depend on whether the social scientist is located in , say , Europe or ... This
reflects the fact that Marxism is not simply an account of history but itself a part of
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