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New Frontiers in Science and Technology Studies (Paperback): Steve Fuller New Frontiers in Science and Technology Studies (Paperback)
Steve Fuller
R444 Discovery Miles 4 440 In stock

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.
*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.

The Academic Caesar - University Leadership is Hard (Hardcover): Steve Fuller The Academic Caesar - University Leadership is Hard (Hardcover)
Steve Fuller
R1,321 Discovery Miles 13 210 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Aimed directly at those who aspire to be university leaders in these turbulent times, and written as an academic counterpart to Machiavelli's The Prince, The Academic Caesar explores four themes that are central to the contemporary university: its Caesar-leaders, its economics, its disciplines, and whether academics have a future in the universities. Drawing on a wealth of experience writing about the social epistemology of higher education, Steve Fuller makes a witty, robust and provocative contribution to the ongoing debate about where the university has come from and where it is going. The Academic Caesar will prove a fascinating read for those seeking new insights into current crisis in higher education as well as researchers and academics interested in the sociology of leadership.

Science vs. Religion (Paperback): Steve Fuller Science vs. Religion (Paperback)
Steve Fuller
R415 Discovery Miles 4 150 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

For centuries, science and religion have been portrayed as diametrically opposed. In this provocative new book, Steve Fuller examines the apparent clash between science and religion by focusing on the heated debates about evolution and intelligent design theory. In so doing, he claims that science vs. religion is in fact a false dichotomy. For Fuller, supposedly intellectual disputes, such as those between creationist and evolutionist accounts of life, often disguise other institutionally driven conflicts, such as the struggle between State and Church to be the source of legitimate authority in society.
Nowadays many conservative anti-science groups support intelligent design theory, but Fuller argues that the theory's theological roots are much more radical, based on the idea that humans were created to fathom the divine plan, perhaps even complete it. He goes on to examine the unique political circumstances in the United States that make the emergence of intelligent design theory so controversial, yet so persistent. Finally, he considers the long-term prognosis, arguing that the future remains very much undecided as society reopens the question of what it means to be human.
This book will appeal to all readers intrigued by the debates about creationism, intelligent design and evolution, especially those looking for an intellectually exciting confrontation with the politics and promise of intelligent design theory.

Theistic Evolution - A Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Critique (Hardcover): J.P. Moreland, Stephen C. Meyer,... Theistic Evolution - A Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Critique (Hardcover)
J.P. Moreland, Stephen C. Meyer, Christopher Shaw, Ann K. Gauger, Wayne Grudem; Contributions by …
R1,242 R958 Discovery Miles 9 580 Save R284 (23%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Sociology of Intellectual Life - The Career of the Mind in and Around Academy (Hardcover): Steve Fuller The Sociology of Intellectual Life - The Career of the Mind in and Around Academy (Hardcover)
Steve Fuller
R2,315 Discovery Miles 23 150 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Listen to Steve Fuller talk about his latest book in this series of podcasts recorded during Warwick University's Festival of Social Science. The Sociology of Intellectual Life outlines a social theory of knowledge for the 21st century. With characteristic subtlety and verve, Steve Fuller deals directly with a world in which it is no longer taken for granted that universities and academics are the best places and people to embody the life of the mind. While Fuller defends academic privilege, he takes very seriously the historic divergences between academics and intellectuals, attending especially to the different features of knowledge production that they value. The boook's features include: - an account of the problematic relationship between postmodernism and the university as an institution - the problems facing an academic who wishes also to function as an intellectual - a critical survey of the emerging fields of social epistemology and the sociology of philosophy - a discussion of the ethics and politics of public intellectual life, especially given its largely improvisational (or as Fuller himself terms it, 'bullshit') character.

The Social Psychology of Science (Hardcover, illustrated edition annotated edition): William R. Shadish, Steve Fuller The Social Psychology of Science (Hardcover, illustrated edition annotated edition)
William R. Shadish, Steve Fuller
R1,412 Discovery Miles 14 120 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The social psychology of science is a compelling new area of study whose shape is still emerging. This erudite and innovative book outlines a theoretical and methodological agenda for this new field, and bridges the gap between the individually focused aspects of psychology and the sociological elements of science studies. Presenting a side of social psychology that, until now, has received almost no attention in the social sciences literature, this volume offers the first detailed and comprehensive study of the social psychology of science, complete with a large number of empirical and theoretical examples. The volume's introductory section provides a detailed analysis of how modern social psychology might apply to the study of science. Chapters show how to analyze science in terms of social cognition, attribution theory, attitudes and attitude change, social motivation, social influence and social conformity, and intergroup relations, weaving extensive illustrations from the science studies literature into the theoretical analysis. The nature and role of experimentation are discussed, as are metaanalytic methods for summarizing the results of multiple studies. Ways to facilitate the generalization of causal inferences from experimental work are also examined. The book focuses on such topics as interactions among small groups of scientists, and the impact of social motivation, influence, and conformity on scientific work. Also covered are scientists' responses to ethical issues in research, differences in cognitive style distribution, creativity in research and development, and the sociologists's view of the social psychology of science and technology. In addition, the book provides two annotated bibliographies, one on the philosophy of science and the other on social psychology, to guide readers in both disciplines to salient recent works. Valuable to the entire science studies community, this text will be of special interest to philosophers, sociologists, psychologists, and historians of science interested in the nature of knowledge development in science. Because of its novel application of social psychological theories and methods, this book will be useful as a primary text or a secondary text in courses on science studies in psychology, sociology, or philosophy departments.

New Frontiers in Science and Technology Studies (Hardcover): Steve Fuller New Frontiers in Science and Technology Studies (Hardcover)
Steve Fuller
R1,297 Discovery Miles 12 970 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

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.
*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.

A Player's Guide to the Post-Truth Condition - The Name of the Game (Paperback): Steve Fuller A Player's Guide to the Post-Truth Condition - The Name of the Game (Paperback)
Steve Fuller
R560 R517 Discovery Miles 5 170 Save R43 (8%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Relativism and Post-Truth in Contemporary Society - Possibilities and Challenges (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Mikael Stenmark,... Relativism and Post-Truth in Contemporary Society - Possibilities and Challenges (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Mikael Stenmark, Steve Fuller, Ulf Zackariasson
R2,179 R2,055 Discovery Miles 20 550 Save R124 (6%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book approaches post-truth and relativism in a multidisciplinary fashion. Researchers from astrophysics, philosophy, psychology, media studies, religious studies, anthropology, social epistemology and sociology discuss and analyse the impact of relativism and post-truth both within the academy and in society at large. The motivation for this multidisciplinary approach is that relativism and post-truth are multifaceted phenomena with complex histories that have played out differently in different areas of society and different academic disciplines. There is hence a multitude of ways in which to use and understand the concepts and the phenomena to which they refer, and a multitude of critiques and defenses as well. No single volume can capture the ongoing discussions in different areas in all their complexity, but the different chapters of the book can function as exemplifications of the ramifications these phenomena have had.

Knowledge - The Philosophical Quest in History (Paperback): Steve Fuller Knowledge - The Philosophical Quest in History (Paperback)
Steve Fuller
R1,154 Discovery Miles 11 540 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The theory of knowledge, or epistemology, is often regarded as a dry topic that bears little relation to actual knowledge practices. Knowledge: The Philosophical Quest in History addresses this perception by showing the roots, developments and prospects of modern epistemology from its beginnings in the nineteenth century to the present day. Beginning with an introduction to the central questions and problems in theory of knowledge, Steve Fuller goes on to demonstrate that contemporary epistemology is enriched by its interdisciplinarity, analysing keys areas including: Epistemology as Cognitive Economics Epistemology as Divine Psychology Epistemology as Philosophy of Science Epistemology as Sociology of Science Epistemology and Postmodernism. A wide-ranging and historically-informed assessment of the ways in which man has - and continues to - pursue, question, contest, expand and shape knowledge, this book is essential reading anyone in the Humanities and Social Sciences interested in the history and practical application of epistemology.

The Cognitive Turn - Sociological and Psychological Perspectives on Science (Paperback, Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed.... The Cognitive Turn - Sociological and Psychological Perspectives on Science (Paperback, Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 1989)
Steve Fuller, Marc De Mey, T. Shinn, Steve Woolgar
R4,255 Discovery Miles 42 550 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

If nothing else, the twelve papers assembled in this volume should lay to rest the idea that the interesting debates about the nature of science are still being conducted by "internalists" vs. "externalists,"" rationalists" vs. "arationalists, n or even "normative epistemologists" vs. "empirical sociologists of knowledge. " Although these distinctions continue to haunt much of the theoretical discussion in philosophy and sociology of science, our authors have managed to elude their strictures by finally getting beyond the post-positivist preoccupation of defending a certain division of labor among the science studies disciplines. But this is hardly to claim that our historians, philosophers, sociologists, and psychologists have brought about an "end of ideology," or even an "era of good feelings," to their debates. Rather, they have drawn new lines of battle which center more squarely than ever on practical matters of evaluating and selecting methods for studying science. To get a vivid sense of the new terrain that was staked out at the Yearbook conference, let us start by meditating on a picture. The front cover of a recent collection of sociological studies edited by one of us (Woolgar 1988) bears a stylized picture of a series of lined up open books presented in a typical perspective fashion. The global shape comes close to a trapezium, and is composed of smaller trapeziums gradually decreasing in size and piled upon each other so as to suggest a line receding in depth. The perspective is stylized too.

SCIENCE (Paperback): Steve Fuller SCIENCE (Paperback)
Steve Fuller
R659 Discovery Miles 6 590 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

"Congratulations to Steve Fuller! After this book, the public's understanding of science (and the scientists' too) will never be the same again. He shows how much of our "common sense" of science is conditioned or created, both by its implicit cultural context and its carefully cultivated legends. He combines philosophical acuity, sociological insight and historical depth, and then tells his story in a sparkling prose. He is irreverent without being irresponsible, and committed without being tendentious. Like any other ageing institution, science must learn to become self-aware if it is to adapt and survive; and so Steve Fuller is actually science's best friend." Jerry Ravetz (author of Scientific Knowledge and its Social Problems) What qualifies such seemingly disparate disciplines as paleontology, high-energy physics, industrial chemistry and genetic engineering as "sciences", and hence worthy of sustained public interest and support? In this innovative and controversial introduction to the social character of scientific knowledge, Steve Fuller argues that if these disciplines share anything at all, it is more likely to be the way they strategically misinterpret their own history than any privileged access to the nature of reality. The book features a report written in the persona of a Martian anthropologist who systematically compares religious and scientific institutions on earth, only to find that science does not necessarily live up to its own ideals of rationality. In addition, Fuller highlights science's multicultural nature through a discussion of episodes in which the West's own understanding of science has been decisively affected by its encounters with Islam and Japan. An important theme of the book is that science's most attractive feature - its openness to criticism - is threatened by the role it increasingly plays in the maintenance of social and economic order.

The New Sociological Imagination (Hardcover): Steve Fuller The New Sociological Imagination (Hardcover)
Steve Fuller
R3,143 Discovery Miles 31 430 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

C. Wright Mills' classic The Sociological Imagination has inspired generations of students to study Sociology. However, the book is nearly half a century old. What would a book address, aiming to attract and inform students in the 21st century? This is the task that Steve Fuller sets himself in this major new invitation to study Sociology.

"

"The book:

"

"" critically examines the history of the social sciences to discover what the key contributions of Sociology have been and how relevant they remain

" demonstrates how biological and sociological themes have been intertwined from the beginning of both disciplines, from the 19th century to the present day

" covers virtually all of sociology's classic theorists and themes

" provides a glossary of key thinkers and concepts.

"

"This book sets the agenda for imagining Sociology in the 21st century and will attract students and professionals alike.

"

Science vs. Religion (Hardcover): Steve Fuller Science vs. Religion (Hardcover)
Steve Fuller
R1,291 Discovery Miles 12 910 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

For centuries, science and religion have been portrayed as diametrically opposed. In this provocative new book, Steve Fuller examines the apparent clash between science and religion by focusing on the heated debates about evolution and intelligent design theory. In so doing, he claims that science vs. religion is in fact a false dichotomy. For Fuller, supposedly intellectual disputes, such as those between creationist and evolutionist accounts of life, often disguise other institutionally driven conflicts, such as the struggle between State and Church to be the source of legitimate authority in society.
Nowadays many conservative anti-science groups support intelligent design theory, but Fuller argues that the theory's theological roots are much more radical, based on the idea that humans were created to fathom the divine plan, perhaps even complete it. He goes on to examine the unique political circumstances in the United States that make the emergence of intelligent design theory so controversial, yet so persistent. Finally, he considers the long-term prognosis, arguing that the future remains very much undecided as society reopens the question of what it means to be human.
This book will appeal to all readers intrigued by the debates about creationism, intelligent design and evolution, especially those looking for an intellectually exciting confrontation with the politics and promise of intelligent design theory.

The New Sociological Imagination (Paperback): Steve Fuller The New Sociological Imagination (Paperback)
Steve Fuller
R957 Discovery Miles 9 570 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

C. Wright Mills' classic The Sociological Imagination has inspired generations of students to study Sociology. However, the book is nearly half a century old. What would a book address, aiming to attract and inform students in the 21st century? This is the task that Steve Fuller sets himself in this major new invitation to study Sociology.

"

"The book:

"

"" critically examines the history of the social sciences to discover what the key contributions of Sociology have been and how relevant they remain

" demonstrates how biological and sociological themes have been intertwined from the beginning of both disciplines, from the 19th century to the present day

" covers virtually all of sociology's classic theorists and themes

" provides a glossary of key thinkers and concepts.

"

"This book sets the agenda for imagining Sociology in the 21st century and will attract students and professionals alike.

"

A Player's Guide to the Post-Truth Condition - The Name of the Game (Hardcover): Steve Fuller A Player's Guide to the Post-Truth Condition - The Name of the Game (Hardcover)
Steve Fuller
R2,170 R1,869 Discovery Miles 18 690 Save R301 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Relativism and Post-Truth in Contemporary Society - Possibilities and Challenges (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original... Relativism and Post-Truth in Contemporary Society - Possibilities and Challenges (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018)
Mikael Stenmark, Steve Fuller, Ulf Zackariasson
R1,968 Discovery Miles 19 680 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book approaches post-truth and relativism in a multidisciplinary fashion. Researchers from astrophysics, philosophy, psychology, media studies, religious studies, anthropology, social epistemology and sociology discuss and analyse the impact of relativism and post-truth both within the academy and in society at large. The motivation for this multidisciplinary approach is that relativism and post-truth are multifaceted phenomena with complex histories that have played out differently in different areas of society and different academic disciplines. There is hence a multitude of ways in which to use and understand the concepts and the phenomena to which they refer, and a multitude of critiques and defenses as well. No single volume can capture the ongoing discussions in different areas in all their complexity, but the different chapters of the book can function as exemplifications of the ramifications these phenomena have had.

Death and Anti-Death, Volume 12 - One Hundred Years After Charles S. Peirce (1839-1914) (Hardcover): Charles Tandy Death and Anti-Death, Volume 12 - One Hundred Years After Charles S. Peirce (1839-1914) (Hardcover)
Charles Tandy; Contributions by Martin Rees, Steve Fuller
R1,151 R892 Discovery Miles 8 920 Save R259 (23%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Death and Anti-Death, Volume 12 - One Hundred Years After Charles S. Peirce (1839-1914) (Paperback): Charles Tandy Death and Anti-Death, Volume 12 - One Hundred Years After Charles S. Peirce (1839-1914) (Paperback)
Charles Tandy; Contributions by Martin Rees, Steve Fuller
R953 R743 Discovery Miles 7 430 Save R210 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Death and Anti-Death, Volume 11 - Ten Years After Donald Davidson (1917-2003) (Paperback): Charles Tandy Death and Anti-Death, Volume 11 - Ten Years After Donald Davidson (1917-2003) (Paperback)
Charles Tandy; Contributions by Troy Catterson, Steve Fuller
R930 R720 Discovery Miles 7 200 Save R210 (23%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Death And Anti-Death Series By Ria University Press discusses issues and controversies related to death, life extension, and anti-death. A variety of differing points of view are presented and argued. Death And Anti-Death, Volume 11: Ten Years After Donald Davidson (1917-2003) is edited by Charles Tandy, Ph.D.: ISBN 978-1-934297-17-9 is the Hardback edition and ISBN 978-1-934297-18-6 is the Paperback edition. Volume 11, as indicated by the anthology's subtitle, is in honor of Donald Davidson (1917-2003). The chapters do not necessarily mention him (but some chapters do). The chapters (by professional philosophers and other professional scholars) are directed to issues related to death, life extension, and anti-death, broadly construed. Most of the contributions consist of scholarship unique to this volume. As was the case with all previous volumes in the Death And Anti-Death Series By Ria University Press, the anthology includes an Index as well as an Abstracts section that serves as an extended table of contents. There are 12 chapters, as follows: ------CHAPTER ONE Do We Really Want Immortality? (by David Brin) pages 25-42; ------CHAPTER TWO The Importance Of Being Identical: On How Not To Derive A Contradiction Within A Metaphysical Theory (by Troy Catterson) 43-60; ------CHAPTER THREE In Saecula Saeculorum? Bioscience, Biotechnology And The Construct Of Death: A Neurobioethical View (by Christine Fitzpatrick and James Giordano) 61-80; ------CHAPTER FOUR Making Death Worth Its Cost: Prolegomena To Any Future Necronomics (by Steve Fuller) 81-92; ------CHAPTER FIVE On What Persists After Death (by Vladimir V. Kalugin) 93-104; ------CHAPTER SIX Extreme Lifespans Via Perpetual-Equalising Interventions: The ELPIs Hypothesis (by Marios Kyriazis) 105-124; ------CHAPTER SEVEN What Philosophy Ought To Be (by Nicholas Maxwell) 125-162; ------CHAPTER EIGHT Resurrecting The Dead Through Future Technology: Parallel Recreation As An Alternative To Quantum Archaeology (by R. Michael Perry) 163-172; ------CHAPTER NINE Supervenient Spirituality And The Meaning Of Life (by Gabriel Segal) 173-190; ------CHAPTER TEN What Might It Take To Get From Donald Davidson's Mature Philosophical Position To Recognize The Possibility, And Even Plausibility, Of An Afterlife? (by Charles Taliaferro and Christophe Porot) 191-210; ------CHAPTER ELEVEN Roger Penrose, Rupert Sheldrake, And The Future Of Consciousness (by Charles Tandy) 211-228; ------CHAPTER TWELVE Rational Suicide And Global Suicide In The Amor Fati Of Modal Totality (by Sascha Vongehr) 229-268; ------The INDEX begins on page 269.

Death and Anti-Death, Volume 11 - Ten Years After Donald Davidson (1917-2003) (Hardcover): Charles Tandy Death and Anti-Death, Volume 11 - Ten Years After Donald Davidson (1917-2003) (Hardcover)
Charles Tandy; Contributions by Troy Catterson, Steve Fuller
R1,127 R868 Discovery Miles 8 680 Save R259 (23%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Death And Anti-Death Series By Ria University Press discusses issues and controversies related to death, life extension, and anti-death. A variety of differing points of view are presented and argued. Death And Anti-Death, Volume 11: Ten Years After Donald Davidson (1917-2003) is edited by Charles Tandy, Ph.D.: ISBN 978-1-934297-17-9 is the Hardback edition and ISBN 978-1-934297-18-6 is the Paperback edition. Volume 11, as indicated by the anthology's subtitle, is in honor of Donald Davidson (1917-2003). The chapters do not necessarily mention him (but some chapters do). The chapters (by professional philosophers and other professional scholars) are directed to issues related to death, life extension, and anti-death, broadly construed. Most of the contributions consist of scholarship unique to this volume. As was the case with all previous volumes in the Death And Anti-Death Series By Ria University Press, the anthology includes an Index as well as an Abstracts section that serves as an extended table of contents. There are 12 chapters, as follows: ------CHAPTER ONE Do We Really Want Immortality? (by David Brin) pages 25-42; ------CHAPTER TWO The Importance Of Being Identical: On How Not To Derive A Contradiction Within A Metaphysical Theory (by Troy Catterson) 43-60; ------CHAPTER THREE In Saecula Saeculorum? Bioscience, Biotechnology And The Construct Of Death: A Neurobioethical View (by Christine Fitzpatrick and James Giordano) 61-80; ------CHAPTER FOUR Making Death Worth Its Cost: Prolegomena To Any Future Necronomics (by Steve Fuller) 81-92; ------CHAPTER FIVE On What Persists After Death (by Vladimir V. Kalugin) 93-104; ------CHAPTER SIX Extreme Lifespans Via Perpetual-Equalising Interventions: The ELPIs Hypothesis (by Marios Kyriazis) 105-124; ------CHAPTER SEVEN What Philosophy Ought To Be (by Nicholas Maxwell) 125-162; ------CHAPTER EIGHT Resurrecting The Dead Through Future Technology: Parallel Recreation As An Alternative To Quantum Archaeology (by R. Michael Perry) 163-172; ------CHAPTER NINE Supervenient Spirituality And The Meaning Of Life (by Gabriel Segal) 173-190; ------CHAPTER TEN What Might It Take To Get From Donald Davidson's Mature Philosophical Position To Recognize The Possibility, And Even Plausibility, Of An Afterlife? (by Charles Taliaferro and Christophe Porot) 191-210; ------CHAPTER ELEVEN Roger Penrose, Rupert Sheldrake, And The Future Of Consciousness (by Charles Tandy) 211-228; ------CHAPTER TWELVE Rational Suicide And Global Suicide In The Amor Fati Of Modal Totality (by Sascha Vongehr) 229-268; ------The INDEX begins on page 269.

The Philosophy of Science and Technology Studies (Paperback, New edition): Steve Fuller The Philosophy of Science and Technology Studies (Paperback, New edition)
Steve Fuller
R1,067 Discovery Miles 10 670 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

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.

Kuhn vs. Popper - The Struggle for the Soul of Science (Hardcover): Steve Fuller Kuhn vs. Popper - The Struggle for the Soul of Science (Hardcover)
Steve Fuller
R756 Discovery Miles 7 560 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Thomas Kuhn's "Structure of Scientific Revolutions" has sold over a million copies in more than twenty languages and has remained one of the ten most cited academic works for the past half century. In contrast, Karl Popper's seminal book "The Logic of Scientific Discovery" has lapsed into relative obscurity. Although the two men debated the nature of science only once, the legacy of this encounter has dominated intellectual and public discussions on the topic ever since.

Almost universally recognized as the modern watershed in the philosophy of science, Kuhn's relativistic vision of shifting paradigms -- which asserted that science was just another human activity, like art or philosophy, only more specialized -- triumphed over Popper's more positivistic belief in science's revolutionary potential to falsify society's dogmas. But has this victory been beneficial for science? Steve Fuller argues that not only has Kuhn's dominance had an adverse impact on the field but both thinkers have been radically misinterpreted in the process. This debate raises a vital question: Can science remain an independent, progressive force in society, or is it destined to continue as the technical wing of the military-industrial complex? Drawing on original research -- including the Kuhn archives at MIT -- Fuller offers a clear account of "Kuhn vs. Popper" and what it will mean for the future of scientific inquiry.

Post-Truth - Knowledge As A Power Game (Hardcover): Steve Fuller Post-Truth - Knowledge As A Power Game (Hardcover)
Steve Fuller
R2,498 Discovery Miles 24 980 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Post-Truth - Knowledge As A Power Game (Paperback): Steve Fuller Post-Truth - Knowledge As A Power Game (Paperback)
Steve Fuller
R903 Discovery Miles 9 030 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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