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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In fact , truer to both Bergson and Popper would be to correlate closed and open
societies with realist and antirealist - or " essentialist ” and “ nominalist , ” in
Popper ' s terms - attitudes toward both the collective and the individual .
My specific focus on the question of science ' s reversibility evokes an issue that
has preoccupied Popperian philosophy of social science for the past half -
century , that is , since Popper ( 1957 ) . In this context , one may distinguish two
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