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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What makes the alternatives unpalatable from the standpoint of Popper's open
society is that they invest so much epistemic authority in the latest science that it
becomes grounds for suspending the rule of law and its corresponding sense of ...
In fact , truer to both Bergson and Popper would be to correlate closed and open
societies with realist and antirealist - or ... individualism ” debate is effectively
biased toward the essentialism favored by partisans of the closed society .
What I have just suggested as the idealized historical trajectories of the closed
and the open society correspond to two narratives of progressive politics in the
modern era . The former sees liberty and equality as ideals that pull in opposing ...
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