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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is real, is rational,” corrigibilism presumes that whatever is rational, is realizable –
though rarely realized adequately. Perhaps the most intelligible criterion of
realizability is to have been already realized at some time and place – however ...
... (folk) dimension that distinguishes particular “individuals” from the “properties”
they share with other individuals and a real (scientific) dimension that
distinguishes “abstract” terms from the “concrete” objects in which they can be
However, to his credit, Bateson realized that his very positioning of the camera,
not to mention his written record of what he observed and understood, provided
more a map of his own mind than that of the natives. Moreover, Bateson was not
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