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
Not only did their alienation from manual labor engender false physical ideas ,
but their literacy , the most durable means of knowledge transmission , also
enabled those false ideas to be spread more widely than those of their illiterate
1 The inquisitorial approach to epistemic justice • Motivated by the idea that the
interests of " science " are independent of scientists ' interests , and that scientific
error will not naturally self - correct . - Scientists presumed guilty until proven ...
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