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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Nevertheless , social engineering will be decisive in how humanity negotiates its
position between the divine and the animal , an " essential tension ” that STS
tends to characterize as the cyborg moment , whose Cold War roots are explored
For example , my own social epistemology is an instance of “ constructivist
unificationism , ” though that position rarely registers on the philosophical radar .
Consequently , this part concludes with a consideration of the constructivist
Epistemologically speaking , this may be seen as a realist way of capturing the
antirealist's position : most of the decisions by which we demonstrate our “ reality
principle ” would make no difference to all other species and perhaps even most
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