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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replaced their collective self - understanding , Latour believes that a change in
the categories salient for making sense of social life ipso facto requires a
radically new political order . This belief constitutes a much worse example of the
Latour ' s " experimental metaphysics ” may be “ experimental ” for STS
investigators like himself but , with regard to the political agents under
investigation , it is no more than a scientifically cloaked appeal to the path of least
political resistance ...
Or , rather , I admire politicians as much as I admire scientists . ... norms : the
scientist pursues the truth regardless of political consequences , whereas the
politician pursues an objective even if it requires compromising or denying the
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