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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2 , I relate the dormant unity - disunity distinction to the much more active debate
between constructivism and realism . Generally speaking , the unificationsts of
most concern here ( i . e . the positivists , or philosophical reductionists )
In that sense , the constructivist collapses the distinction between the
philosophical disciplines of epistemology and ontology , which the realist holds
sacrosanct . For their part , “ constructivists ” are often mischaracterized as
relativists and ...
Why the distinction - indeed , the inversion of epistemic and moral judgment –
between the normal and the reflexive contexts of inquiry ? Perhaps without such
a distinction , however arbitrarily enforced , it would not be possible to
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