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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then easily ( albeit superstitiously ) seen as movement toward a preordained goal
, such as the ultimate theory of some domain of reality or the universal provision
of wealth . This mistaken attitude is abetted by what social psychologists call ...
preferred regime leaves open two other matters : the ultimate ends served by
such a regime and the degree to which current scientific practices approximate
the best regime . The former concerns the external ; the latter the internal , social
STS is a veritable cockroach in today's intellectual ecology - the ultimate
compliment , some evolutionists might say . STS offers something for everyone -
something funky for the high theorists blissfully ignorant of the workings of
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