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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I shall call them, respectively, the Vienna and the Harvard strategy, which result
in a Viennese and a Harvardian sense of autonomy. The names serve as
mnemonics for collecting together somewhat diverse figures associated with
Broadly speaking, the Vienna strategy specifies economic – and the Harvard
strategy political – conditions for the autonomy of science. The former is
anchored in the level of overall wealth required to permit a specific group to
pursue a new ...
different conceptions of inquiry. Put in terms an economist could appreciate, the
instantiation strategy defends itself as a more efficient way of carrying out the
emergence strategy, whereas the emergence strategy responds by revealing the
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