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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Significantly, this shared focus quickly moves in opposing directions: Viennese
autonomy stresses the counterintuitive consequences that arise from reflecting
on the tools of inquiry (e.g. paradoxical properties of the numbers used in
One presupposes that integration is a natural development of scientific inquiry,
while the other supposes that it is added artificially to inquiry's inherently
divergent tendencies. These are discussed in this section. Moreover, within each
The historical intuition behind this vision is that the special sciences have
successively spun off from their original basis in philosophy by “disciplining”
inquiries that had been previously subject to unresolvable metaphysical or
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