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 this respect , Positivism holds a special place as a metatheory of
interdisciplinarity . Common to the various projects that have traveled under the
rubric of “ positivism ” has been an interest in constructing a medium of epistemic
In several respects , the postmodern condition of the early 21st century uncannily
resembles the intellectual landscape that Galileo faced four centuries earlier ,
except that the distribution of power has changed . The arguments of Galileo ' s ...
In this respect , the concept of global warming is in the grip of the idea of Earth as
a superorganism , which James Lovelock has christened “ Gaia . ” One thinks
here of the recent popularity in markets for " carbon shares ” that can be traded ...
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