New Frontiers in Science and Technology Studies
Wiley, 2007 M10 1 - 240 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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Section 2 traces the origins of the demarcation problem to the need to decide
between competing definitions of knowledge from a neutral standpoint, modeled
on a judgment delivered in a trial. In section 3, I flesh out the politics that inform
What makes the alternatives unpalatable from the standpoint of Popper's open
society is that they invest so much epistemic authority in the latest science that it
becomes grounds for suspending the rule of law and its corresponding sense of ...
Seen from the standpoint of the history of technology, science appears
paradoxical: while retaining the marks of its origins in a secularized Protestant
Christianity, science has managed to supplant local forms of epistemic
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