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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Part II Human Welfare Measuring human welfare Life expectancy and health
Food and hunger 6 Prosperity 7 Conclusion to Part II : unprecedented human
prosperity Part III Can human prosperity continue ? 8 Are we living on borrowed
Implied in this fascination with technology are two contrasting visions , each
turning on a sense in which technology is supposed to " enhance ” the human
condition . The first vision is of technology as the dematerialization , and perhaps
That some non - human “ Nature ” might place a normative limit on human
potential had attracted Spencer but repelled Mill in Darwin ' s original
presentation of evolution . Moreover , before the evolutionary synthesis was
canonized in the ...
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