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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My point is that Wilson has been less inclined than his critics to treat disciplinary
specialization as metaphysically significant . After all , the most persuasive case
that there are indeed multiple levels of biological reality ranging from the ...
But does it follow that science criticism is reducible to political criticism - or vice
versa , for that matter ? The practice of science criticism as political criticism is
familiar from the critiques normally lodged against Nazi and Soviet science .
adjudication - anonymous peer review , open debate , the fact that a graduate
student can criticize a tenured professor . ” The pages that follow clearly indicate
that Mooney believes not merely that this is a normative ideal toward which
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