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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Demarcation criteria would help society adapt to change and novelty: is, say, a
new finding sufficiently valid to warrant a change in welfare policy, or a new
technology sufficiently effective to warrant its commercial availability? As Kuhn
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defined in terms of the capacity for a flourishing life, regardless of species. Just as
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that the player's performance in a game ideally has no impact on his or her status
outside the field. On this scheme, business and science are as hybrids that ...
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