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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... the neo - Kantians tended to envisage disciplinary specialization as akin to the
" functional differentiation " of organs in the maturing embryo , the neo - Kuhnians
appeal to a biological metaphor that renders knowledge production irreversible ...
Because sociologists have tended to regard entire societies as the ground of
social reality , they treat individuals as unstable and even transitional entities (
say , between generations of societal reproduction ) . Again , in contrast ,
The OTA , the agency more clearly influenced by social scientists , tended to
frame analyses of the science policy environment in terms of a comprehensive
statistical representation of the range of constituencies relevant to the policy
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