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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... science in open and closed societies A paradoxical consequence of the
emergence of a distinct field of inquiry called “ Science and Technology Studies ”
( STS ) is it that has helped to undermine the classical justification for just such a
The inquisitorial approach sets a standard that may be above what most
scientists practice . - The accusatorial approach accepts the de facto standard of
scientists in a given field . • If we apply these two benchmarks to " environmental
debase organized inquiry ( Fuller 2000a , 2002a , 2006a : ch . 6 ) . That STS
practitioners have been all too eager to contribute to these fields may be
indicative of just how much the field has fallen victim to its own success . We have
had much ...
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