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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Yet this “ order out of chaos ” narrative fails to do justice to the progressive spirit
of the figures normally identified with the Renaissance and especially the
Enlightenment . These figures - Galileo and Voltaire come most readily to mind ...
... wider range of objects than perception normally affords . A typical case in point
is the difference between how a close acquaintance and an evolutionary
biologist might regard someone who carries an unexpressed gene for a rare
Box 5.2 The accusatorial approach to epistemic justice • Motivated by the idea
that scientists normally uphold the interests of " science , " and so scientific error
will naturally self - correct , except in isolated cases of complaint . Scientists ...
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