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 the 20th century , philosophers proposed two historical trajectories by which
science could become autonomous from the rest of society . Both are worth
bearing in mind in our current predicament . I shall call them , respectively , the
What I have just suggested as the idealized historical trajectories of the closed
and the open society correspond to two narratives of progressive politics in the
modern era . The former sees liberty and equality as ideals that pull in opposing ...
Science would simply enable each society to flourish according to its own
political ideal . Demarcation criteria would help society adapt to change and
novelty : is , say , a new finding sufficiently valid to warrant a change in welfare
policy , or a ...
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