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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The Unity of Science : Natural or Artificial ? 1.1 . Unity as natural : deductive and
inductive versions 1.2 . ... It first surveys the debate over whether science
naturally tends toward unification or , rather , requires special philosophical effort
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The Unity of Science : Natural or Artificial ? There are two broadly different ways
of conceptualizing the historical conditions for unifying knowledge . One
presupposes that integration is a natural development of scientific inquiry , while
When considering the relationship between the unity - disunity and the realism -
constructivism distinctions , a key background distinction is between the natural
and the normative , specifically , whether these two categories are supposed to
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