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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Indeed , the rhetoric surrounding the people who doubt the connection between
cigarettes and lung cancer , HIV and AIDS , and other such attempts to link cause
and effect , is usually very " high realist . ” In complete accuracy , if not always ...
The commission observed that these theories explain irreversible change ,
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... the checks and balances of the political system ensure that the potentially
worst effects of such policy - just like the potentially best effects of excellent
science policy – are attenuated in its many stages of implementation and
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