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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This would certainly explain the positivist and Popperian practice - abhorrent to
professional historians - of blithely cherry - picking the history of science for
episodes that semi - illustrate their normative schemes , while consigning the rest
And so , while Latour's recommendation would remove the mystique from the
practice of explaining , the fate awaiting the individuals on either side of the
explanatory divide remains unclear . Will explanans and explanandum come to ...
In practice , it amounts to a more explicit articulation of Karl Popper's “ open
society ” ( Jarvie 2001 , 2003 ) . The combination of individual freedom and
collective responsibility that are the hallmark of the republican regime is
epitomized by the ...
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