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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Kuhn's conception of scientific revolutions appeared radical in the late 1960s
because it was conflated with the then - prevalent Marxist idea of revolution as an
irreversible break with the past , something closer in spirit to Condorcet's original
especially concerned with discriminating science from religion , religion was the
least of the positivists ' original concerns in the 1920s and 1930s ( Hacohen 2000
: ch . 5 : cf. La Follette 1983 ) . Rather , their main examples of " pseudoscience ...
In its original Enlightenment form , the equation was meant to express that the
more we know , the less power others have over us . Indirectly , of course , this
implies that our own power grows - but only in the strict sense of the original Latin
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