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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These crucial elements of the modern scientific imagination had been held back
by the demands of secular governance and everyday life . Thus , Koyré
contrasted two Italians who had been previously seen in much the same light :
However , as heirs of the 18th - century Enlightenment , these philosophers
equally believed that every aspect of the actual history of science should not be
treated as normatively desirable – as if every secular error were a sacred virtue in
While such lands are easily envisaged as themselves imposing a religious
orthodoxy , it would be more helpful here to think in terms of secular states for
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