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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Steve Fuller. What I have just suggested as the idealized historical trajectories of
the closed and the open society correspond to two narratives of progressive
politics in the modern era . The former sees liberty and equality as ideals that pull
The former cling to what the transhumanist theorist Max More ( 2005 ) calls the
proactionary principle , and the latter to the more familiar precautionary principle .
Industry scientists function against the backdrop of an endless growth economy ...
Television , the paradigmatic passive good , spread into homes around the world
much faster than an exemplary active good , the telephone - even though the
latter was invented a half - century before the former ( i.e. roughly 1875 vs 1925 )
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