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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But what happens once science's " internal dynamic " is revealed as nothing but
a strategically focused version of the contingencies that affect the rest of social
life ? Indeed , what if it turns out that the border between science and ...
Of course , Einstein and other atomic physicists eventually took responsibility by
campaigning against nuclear weapons , once they started to proliferate . Those
who saw this activity as part of their responsibility as scientists would be classed
However , presupposed in this notion is that a truth once discovered - something
that Popper held could not be planned - can be suppressed only by artificial ( aka
authoritarian ) means . These two conceptions of irreversibility are reconcilable ...
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