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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Thus , as torch - bearers for the Enlightenment , the logical positivists saw their
task as preserving the spirit of science from its ideological and technological
corruptions , so that scientific hypotheses can continue to be given a fair hearing .
Although Peter Galison paints a pretty picture of the positivists ' motives , it is a
trompe l ' oeil . Notice what he takes to be the opposite of unity , namely ,
independence and autonomy . However , the positivists , being good Kantians (
at least in ...
Perhaps this is because the anti - positivism of physicists ( e . g . Weinberg ...
Even when the positivists spoke of “ physicalism , ” they did not mean the
reduction of appearances to their physical constituents , such as the motions of
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