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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Generally speaking , the unificationsts of most concern here ( i . e . the positivists ,
or philosophical reductionists ) introduce a distinctly normative perspective on
knowledge that is designed to counteract knowledge ' s natural tendencies ...
When considering the relationship between the unity - disunity and the realism -
constructivism distinctions , a key background distinction is between the natural
and the normative , specifically , whether these two categories are supposed to
I read works like Bloor ( 1976 ) and Latour and Woolgar ( 1979 ) as revealing the
captivity of normative philosophy of science to wishful thinking about the history
and sociology of science . Philosophers wrote as if scientists were trying to live ...
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