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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A typical result of providing an explanation is that these individuals are treated in
a more uniform fashion than before , thereby reinforcing the appropriateness of
the explanation to each new situation . This observation had been already made
Ultimately this feeling of irreversibility can be explained as the result of
investments in certain trajectories that , alongside yielding some fruits , have
rendered the cost of changing course prohibitive ( Fuller 1997 : ch . 5 ) . It is the
An increasingly competitive research environment provides greater incentives to
anticipate the results of research not yet done or to massage the data of results
already in hand . But it equally provides more incentives to check for such ...
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