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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Knowledge ” here turns out to be an irreducible mixture of the two . In terms of
social epistemology , realism may function ideologically to absolve scientists from
responsibility for the consequences of actions taken on the basis of their authority
... light of harmful consequences . On the other hand , irreversibility is also a
genuine and perhaps even defining feature of scientific progress . However ,
presupposed in this notion is that a truth once discovered – something that
Popper held ...
Of course , journalists and philosophers differ in deadline pressures , but they are
similar in structuring their narratives around events , ideally ones where a
discovery precipitates a decision with momentous consequences for an entire
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