New Frontiers in Science and Technology Studies
By (author) Steve Fuller
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New Frontiers in Science and Technology Studies by Steve Fuller
Book DescriptionSteve 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. Should science and technology be treated as separate entities?What impact has globalization had on science and technology? Can science be clearly distinguished from other forms of knowledge? Does the politicization of science really matter? Is there a role for the social regulation of scientific inquiry? Should we be worried about research fraud? 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745636931
(238mm x 160mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 5-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Steve Fuller
Academic Caesar, Hardback (October 2016)
An academic counterpart to Machiavelli's The Prince, this is a witty and controversial examination of the current crisis in higher education
Knowledge, Paperback (October 2014)
An original and path-breaking exploration of man's quest to define knowledge in the modern age.
Customization of Science, Hardback (July 2014)
This collection explores whether and how religious and secular worldviews and political ideologies held by scientists, citizens, decision-makers and politicians influence science as practiced and understood today. Contributors explore the social and scientific repercussions of 'customizing' science to fit the needs and interests of various groups.
Proactionary Imperative, Paperback (July 2014)» View all books by Steve Fuller
The Proactionary Imperative debates the concept of transforming human nature, including such thorny topics as humanity's privilege as a species, our capacity to 'play God', the idea that we might treat our genes as a capital investment, eugenics and what it might mean to be 'human' in the context of risky scientific and technological interventions.
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Author Biography - Steve Fuller
Steve Fuller is Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick.
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