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Cultural Collisions by Raphael Sassower
Book DescriptionIn Cultural Collisions Raphael Sassower brings postmodernism face to face with technoscience and considers the viability of public works, such as the Superconducting Supercollider, in a postmodern age. Contending that technoscientific projects are contingent upon economic and political support, and not simply upon their scientific feasibility, Sassower illuminates the cultural context of postmodern technoscience vis-a-vis an examination of postmodernism and the philosophy of late 20th century science.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415911108
(229mm x 152mm x 10mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Dec-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Raphael Sassower
Compromising the Ideals of Science, Hardback (March 2015)
This books examines the conditions under which scientists compromised the ideals of science, and elucidates these with reference to the challenges of profit motives and national security concerns. The book also offers suggestions for changing the political and economic conditions under which the integrity of science and its ethos can be practiced.
Price of Public Intellectuals, Hardback (April 2014)
This book provides a historically-informed survey critically outlining sociological, psychological, political, and economic approaches to the role of public intellectuals. Sassower suggests how the state might financially support the essential work of public intellectuals so as to critically engage the public and improve public policies.
Digital Exposure, Hardback (April 2013)» View all books by Raphael Sassower
This book adopts an explicitly postmodernist perspective of the digital revolution. While exploring issues relating to the re-creation of social life in the digital world, its main focus is on the political economy and in particular the extent to which the paradigms of capitalism and socialism can be mapped as postcapitalism onto this new world.
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Author Biography - Raphael Sassower
Raphael Sassower is Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. He is the author of Knowledge Without Expertise, Narrative Experiments, and co-editor of Prescriptions.
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