New Frontiers in Science and Technology Studies
Wiley, 2007 M10 1 - 240 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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If we focus exclusively on the social significance of his research program, and
suspend judgment on its actual epistemic merit, sociobiology's founder, the
Harvard entomologist, E. O. Wilson, is a candidate for the mantle of Galileo. His
Despite being subjected to severe criticism for his own sociobiological
commitments, E. O. Wilson (1998) has been exceptionally sensitive to all these
blockages. He suggests that the very development of the social sciences as
Ruse (2005) reprises signature cases from the history of modern biology, ranging
from Darwin and Mendel to Theodosius Dobzhansky and E. O. Wilson, that
arguably involved violations of trust: trust in authorship, competence, authenticity,
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