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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From a sociology of knowledge perspective , such an assumption can convert the
contingencies of biology ' s institutionalization ... to Wilson ' s revolutionary project
of reconfiguring the relationship between the biological and social sciences .
Steve Fuller. To be sure , the autonomy of the social from the biological sciences
has been also spurred by the rediscovery and continuation of Gregor Mendel ' s
original work in genetic inheritance , against which social scientists often defined
As heir to the emergentist tradition , contemporary biology has exhibited a dual
sense of “ integration ” that has made it " adaptive ” in both a positive and a
negative sense . On the one hand , biological research has increased our
knowledge of ...
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