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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Whereas the course of history might look to God like the unfolding of a plan whose outcome is already known , it looks to us like the revelation of evidence ...
By analogy , then , the question for Galison is whether unification really adds value to sciences that already function well separately .
This observation had been already made in 1960 by the speech - act theorist J. L. Austin , who was concerned with the “ perlocutionary force ” of a ramified ...
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