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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strategy regards each property as what Hegelians call a " concrete universal ”
that consists of individuals organized in a distinct way . For example , political
theorists have periodically spoken of each person as literally part of a “ body
The point of explaining is to bring into relief properties common to a set of
individuals that had been previously occluded . A typical result of providing an
explanation is that these individuals are treated in a more uniform fashion than
individuals . In contrast , biology presupposes that efficacious change can occur
at the collective level , say , by regulating the reproduction patterns of individuals
, but that the nature of the individuals concerned is largely fixed by their genetic ...
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