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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as an appropriate means for testing their theories without being seduced by
technology's potential as an instrument of domination . In the more metaphysical
terms with which both Butterfield and Koyré were comfortable , the Scientific ...
... shaken by historical and sociological studies that demonstrate the presence of
distinct methodological traditions , or " styles of reasoning , " which would test-
and sometimes have tested – the same theories by radically different means .
Those guilty of such fraud have often reached substantially the right results but by
empirically devious means , an " ends justifies the means ” epistemology that in a
more polite philosophical time had been called “ intellectual intuition .
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