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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However , this absurd conclusion can be avoided by imagining - as the non -
standard strategy would suggest - that there is a fixed amount of agency in the
world , such that the more objects that possess it , the less of it each object
As already suggested , Latour ' s non - standard solution to the totalizing
tendencies of explanation basically involves flooding the world with explanations
, thereby eliminating whatever economic advantage a set of principles might
have over ...
For example , an inquisitorial system might set a standard that is above what
most scientists are presumed to achieve ... a more laissez - faire approach ,
allowing the scientists themselves to set their own standards and perhaps even
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