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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In all of the above cases , it was supposed that the optimal organization of inquiry
would expedite social progress more generally . However , as heirs of the 18th -
century Enlightenment , these philosophers equally believed that every aspect ...
... the neo - Kuhnians appeal to a biological metaphor that renders knowledge
production irreversible but completely purposeless , namely , neo - Darwinian
speciation , which is , in Kuhn's terms , a " progress from ” that is not a “ progress
Thus , if the voices of those who are harmed are not as loud as of those who are
benefited , then a policy measure might be easily registered empirically as "
progress , " since most notions of progress presuppose a strong distinction
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