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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Spoken from a position where power is concentrated, the Catholic Church's
multipurpose epistemic strategy sounds like a revised version of Plato's doctrine
of different truths for different classes – only now different cultures are targeted.
... been shaken by historical and sociological studies that demonstrate the
presence of distinct methodological traditions, or “styles of reasoning,” which
would test – and sometimes have tested – the same theories by radically different
To his credit, Ferguson recognized the implications of the image, namely, that “
revolutions” (his term) are caused by the interaction of peoples with inherently
different characters. Ferguson did not mean to cast doubts on this interaction, but
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