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 contrast , partisans of the open society strive for an attitude toward both
collective and individual that remains open to the future – that is , open to novelty
, not least in the form of experience that confounds our expectations . In this
Recalling section 2.2 , Hacking's contrast between scientific and philosophical
forms of reductionism is a version of a distinction that contemporary philosophers
of science officially find more significant : realism vs constructivism . Generally ...
In contrast , an emergentist metaphysics lends itself to an open social science ,
because the social world is portrayed as continually generating novel
consequences from the interaction of known tendencies , including those
associated with the ...
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