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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The open question for these philosophers – many of whom were practicing
scientists – was how inquiry should be organized to maximize knowledge
production . The various movements that have travelled under the rubric of “
That two - thirds of today's leading philosophers of biology have allegedly worked
with Lewontin clearly does not ease Wilson's rhetorical burden ( Callebaut 1993 :
450 ) , though Lewontin's adeptness in analytic and formal reasoning ...
Philosophers wrote as if scientists were trying to live up to their normative ideals ,
even though the philosophers ... Like overzealous imperialists , philosophers
failed to recognize the “ made for export " quality of their own normative discourse
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