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 .
What I have just suggested as the idealized historical trajectories of the closed
and the open society correspond to two narratives of progressive politics in the
modern era . The former sees liberty and equality as ideals that pull in opposing ...
From instantiation and emergence to closed and open sciences Although the
postmodern condition has blurred the instantiationemergence distinction , the
Gulbenkian Commission has resurrected the distinction in terms of , respectively ,
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