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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The root image of disunity as intercalation The long-term effect of the
misrecognition of philosophical reductionism has been a certain skew in the
narrative told about how the history and philosophy of science got to be as it is
today. Galison ...
Indeed, the rhetoric surrounding the people who doubt the connection between
cigarettes and lung cancer, HIV and AIDS, and other such attempts to link cause
and effect, is usually very “high realist.” In complete accuracy, if not always ...
In effect, sociology was a kind of macro-medicine, whose therapeutic poles were
defined by, on the one hand, letting nature run its course on the social organism (
Spencer) and, on the other, promoting the body politic's native capacities (Mill).
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