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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Contrary to the democratic image that talk of “ peerage ” connotes , relatively few
contributors to any science are regularly involved in the process . For the most
part , there are no conspiracies here . It is simply a pain to spend time evaluating
Requires a clear sense of jurisdiction to establish a pretext for inquiry Was the
agency involved in enabling the action ( e.g. funding ) ? Can the agency enforce
sanctions based on its ruling ( e.g. excommunication ) ? Respected for value ...
Moreover , Bateson was not afraid to generalize about the cognitive processes
involved , since he realized that the natives were studying him just as much as he
them . His insight is encapsulated in the concept of schismogenesis , literally the
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