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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Gradually, the positivists drifted toward the latter position, which had been always
held by a junior and peripheral member of the Vienna Circle, Karl Popper.
However, one consequence of this drift was the severance of any connection ...
The racist's personal beliefs belong to what Karl Popper and other philosophers
of science have called the context of discovery, while the racist's search for a
publicly acceptable theory belong to what they have called the context of
In this context, the expression “social engineering” should be understood as
ranging from the “piecemeal” approach favored by Karl Popper, that is practiced
in contemporary parliamentary politics, to the Soviet-style top-down version ...
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