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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The idea that humans might transcend – rather than simply adapt to – their
natural condition so as to adopt a “ god ' s eye point - of - view , ” especially one
that would enable the “ reverseengineering ” of nature , was profoundly alien to
especially concerned with discriminating science from religion , religion was the
least of the positivists ' original concerns in the 1920s and 1930s ( Hacohen 2000
: ch . 5 : cf . La Follette 1983 ) . Rather , their main examples of “ pseudoscience ...
Technology here provided the material infrastructure for the earliest attempts at
global governance by intermediating vast regions of great cultural diversity in
networks of roads and other public works , especially irrigation projects . The
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