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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Nevertheless , what I would call the " rhetorical porosity ” of the world offered
hope that the burden may be reversed , as each generation must be persuaded
anew that the established way of doing things should ( or not ) be given yet
The rhetorical bottom line is that Wilson follows the lead of Galileo ( who wrote in
both the vulgar Italian and the scholarly Latin of his day ) in presuming that
sociobiological knowledge claims can be discussed openly in both specialist and
Rhetoric as an evolutionary precondition for science Crucial to the rise of
republicanism as a moment in the history of humanity is the importance of
rhetoric in enabling us , in the guise of " citizens , ” to rise above the rest of the
animal kingdom ...
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