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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According to the Vienna strategy - advanced by Schumpeter , Schlick , and Popper - science emerges once knowledge previously pursued for purely instrumental ...
Once some disturbing precedents are set ... eventually took responsibility by campaigning against nuclear weapons , once they started to proliferate .
This is the pattern exhibited by Christianity , once the secular rulers of Europe no longer required the approval of the Roman Catholic Church .
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