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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But even granting this elision , we can still wonder about the spirit of the conceptual construction of empirical objects . Put most crudely : do words ...
Sociology has always struggled with its status as both an empirical and a normative discipline , an ambiguity preserved in the meaning of “ social ...
What STS lacks is a unity of purpose , a clear sense of how its empirical work is , indeed , an application - or , still better , a test – of its theories .
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