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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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 ...
The commission observed that these theories explain irreversible change,
roughly, in terms of the effects of a local disturbance ... This is not because the
effect might represent a corrupt version of the cause (as the instantiationist might
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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