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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Kuhn never attacked the logical positivists , mainly because he regarded their project as orthogonal , or perhaps even complementary , to his own .
Thus , as torch - bearers for the Enlightenment , the logical positivists saw their task as preserving the spirit of science from its ideological and ...
The renegade physicist Ernst Mach was the key transition figure from the original German reductionists to the logical positivists ( Fuller 2000b : ch .
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