The Philosophy of Science and Technology Studies
Routledge, 2013 M10 18 - 208 pages
As the field of Science and Technology Studies (STS) has become more established, it has increasingly hidden its philosophical roots. While the trend is typical of disciplines striving for maturity, Steve Fuller, a leading figure in the field, argues that STS has much to lose if it abandons philosophy.
In his characteristically provocative style, he offers the first sustained treatment of the philosophical foundations of STS and suggests fruitful avenues for further research. With stimulating discussions of the Science Wars, the Intelligent Design Theory controversy, and theorists such as Donna Haraway and Bruno Latour, Philosophy of Science and Technology Studies is required reading for students and scholars in STS and the philosophy of science.
Acknowledgments ix I Introduction: The Conspicuous Absence of Philosophy from Science and Technology Studies 1 II The Sociology of Knowledge: The Philosophical Backdrop to STS Philosophical Foundations and Main Sociological Traditions ...
It is difficult to write a book about the philosophy of a field as resolutely disrespectful of academic philosophy as Science and Technology Studies. Luckily, philosophy's most astute and potent allies are often found outside the ...
This paradox captures the excitement that currently surrounds those who study the social and cultural foundations of science and technology, known as science and technology studies, or STS for short. It also explains why practicing ...
The expression “public understanding of science” sums it up. The underlying idea is that, when it comes to science, to know it is to love it. Therefore, any dissatisfaction with science must be the result of ignorance.
On the one hand, STS has developed sophisticated tools for analyzing the role of science and technology in society but it remains studiously deaf to the normative implications of its analyses, especially as they might sound to the ...
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