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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... how to preserve a robust sense of Athenian liberty while extending citizenship
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In light of this historical pedigree , Hegel famously dubbed this conception of
technology “ Oriental Despotism , ” which Marx , and after him Karl Wittfogel ,
dubbed the “ Asiatic mode of production ” ( Dorn 1991 : ch . 1 ) . Technology here
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