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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It is epitomized in Robert Merton ' s ( 1977 ) famous four principles : universalism
, disinterestedness , communism , organized skepticism . They are easily
recognized as the sociological correlates of key aspects of philosophical
accounts of ...
For example , fungibility ' s value to a civic republican science policy is its
principle of accommodating the widest range of inquiries under a common
budgetary framework through a kind of intellectual tradeoff scheme ( Fuller 2000a
: ch . 8 ) .
The former cling to what the transhumanist theorist Max More ( 2005 ) calls the
proactionary principle , and the latter to the more familiar precautionary principle .
Industry scientists function against the backdrop of an endless growth economy ...
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