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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Realist disunificationists see no role for philosophy as an independent discipline
lording over the sciences. It is here that the later Wittgenstein's calls for
philosophy to “leave the world alone” make the most sense. In contrast,
sense, “realists” do not normally resort to “common sense” for their sense of
reality; rather, they are much closer in spirit ... From the realist point of view, the
constructivist appears to confuse surface and depth, appearance and reality,
belief and ...
The realist holds that the responsibility of scientists ends with the consequences
logically entailed by their theories and empirically predicted in their laboratories.
However, to avoid the moral quandary in this way is to conflate the intended and
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