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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Part I is concerned with what philosophers call science's demarcation problem .
The word " demarcation " implies that regardless of how one defines science in
conceptual terms , the problem remains of distinguishing it from its concrete rivals
Deconstructing the myth of Kuhn as revolutionary 1.2 . Scientific disciplines as
social movements in stasis 1.3 . Where is the next Galileo in the postmodern
academy ? 2. The Historical Dimension of the Demarcation Problem 2.1 . The
demarcation problem – specifically , the problem of demarcating science from
non - science , or pseudo - science ( cf. Remedios 2003 ) . The demarcation
strategy is familiar from the history of political thought as akin to the genetic basis
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