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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From its original role in enabling us to adapt better to the natural environment ,
science has itself now become a major part of the selection environment to which
we need to adapt . This reversal of evolutionary roles marks a curious step back ...
The table makes clear that Lomborg would have the field of environmental
science subsumed under welfare economics , such that the natural environment
is valuable only insofar as it contributes to the greatest good for the greatest
number of ...
One thinks here of the recent popularity in markets for " carbon shares ” that can
be traded , allowing debt - ridden poor but clean countries to have their
environments polluted by rich countries that have exceeded their normatively
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