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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under a general acquiescence to the academic ethos ( which all too often has
been defined less in terms of what is included than what is excluded - e . g .
politics , religion ) . This has meant that old and new forms of knowledge coexist –
For the neoKantians , these various appearances were systematically
comprehended by the academic disciplines that had begun to spin off from
philosophy and establish themselves as university departments . The spirit of this
argument may ...
These demands simultaneously enabled academics to escape their narrow guild
interests and prepare the groundwork for a public that would be receptive to
academic work , namely , the future leaders that make up the student body .
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