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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Put most crudely : do words introduce new things into the world ( in the spirit of
production and description ) , or do they ensure that old things are not neglected (
in the spirit of conservation and prescription ) ? Thus , Foucault may be right that
It seems that to be eligible for the “ parliament of things ” that Latour would have
preside over the “ politics of nature , " one will need to be sentient , with the
understanding that the realm of sentient beings is likely to expand as we learn
The curious feature of this move is that it retains a vestige of the standard
strategy's approach to explanation , namely , the explanatory principles still
replace the things explained , though now on a one - to - one rather than a one -
to - many ...
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