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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Sometimes the two conceptions are fused in a common image , e . g . the
application of rational choice theory to animal altruism or Steven Pinker ' s ( 2002
) embedding of Chomsky ' s neo - Cartesian generative grammar in a neo -
And third , whereas unificationists have sought to provide a common direction to
disparate bodies of knowledge , disunificationists have demythologized historical
narratives that promote just this sense of teleology , so as to enable different ...
Richard Dawkins ( 1982 ) has aptly referred to technology as a key component of
the “ extended phenotype ” common to most animal species , as they transform
their environments in ways that increase their chances for survival . And , as ...
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