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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Demarcation criteria function here , very much as Francis Bacon envisaged , for
the purpose of adjudicating knowledge claims that inevitably arise as an activity
that aspires to universal authority encompasses a larger proportion of the ...
In particular , realists draw a strong distinction between the contexts of evaluating
and applying knowledge claims , whereas constructivists treat the two contexts as
the same , often under the rubric of knowledge production . The basic idea ...
Such public spaces as the agora , the battlefield , or the hospital are equally good
as sites to manifest knowledge claims as more cloistered settings ( Nowotny et al
. 2000 ) . Thus , evaluation and application collapse into each other , and one ...
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