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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Chapter 6 presents technology as an evolutionarily adaptive feature of virtually
all organisms , yet it is only with the advent of science as the West's universal
project of Enlightenment that technology starts to be seen as the infrastructure of
For example , a species in biology is defined in terms of organisms that can
conjoin to produce fertile offspring , regardless of the organisms ' exact physical
constitution . This means that in principle Homo sapiens could be perpetuated by
In the case of sexually reproducing organisms , a parent passes its genetic
material to an offspring without guaranteeing that the offspring will be identical to
itself . This is due not only to the requirement of two parents , but the statistical
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