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 contrast in sensibility here is captured in the two senses in which the
practices of science might be said to be " conventional ” : they are either "
traditional ” or “ reversible . ” Readers not already familiar with my earlier work on
In that case , the incommensurability of paradigms – partly retained by Galison as
traditions of scientific practice – is not a mark of cultural identity but a sign of
arrested development . My own “ social epistemology ” starts at this point ,
Even without becoming a convert to science fiction or postmodernism , one can
appreciate the roots of this mentality in the British social engineering tradition .
The relevant backstory would revisit Beveridge's choice of the zoologist and ...
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