Worlds of ScienceCraft: New Horizons in Sociology, Philosophy, and Science Studies

Worlds of ScienceCraft: New Horizons in Sociology, Philosophy, and Science Studies


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ISBN-13: 9781138271777
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/28/2016
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.20(h) x (d)

About the Author

Sal Restivo is Senior Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Ghent, Belgium and Special Lecturer in Science and Technology Studies at Northeastern University in Shenyang, China. He has held special professor positions and endowed chairs at the University of Nottingham, UK, Harvey Mudd College, USA, the Free University of Brussels, Belgium, The University of Gothenburg, Sweden and Roskilde University, Denmark. He is a founding member and former president of the Society for Social Studies of Science and editor of Science, Technology and Society: An Encyclopedia. He is the author of Red, Black, and Objective: Science, Sociology, and Anarchism; Science, Technology and Society; Science, Society and Values, and The Sociological Worldview, and co-author of Asphalt Children. Sabrina M. Weiss is Visiting Assistant Professor in the Science and Technology Studies Department at Rochester Institute of Technology, USA. Alexander I. Stingl is Affiliated Research Faculty with the Center for Science, Technology & Society at Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA, Visiting Researcher with the Faculty for Social Sciences FB 05 at the University of Kassel, Germany, a research collaborator of the Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science (CLWF) at Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium, and Contract Lecturer at Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany.

Table of Contents

Contents: Prologue; Mathematics, society, and social change; The social ecology of brain and mind; Veiling the modest cyborg: more than a new witness; Sibling saviors: a Hohfeldian critique of sibling donor conception; Local biopolities of solidarity, epistemic cultures of empathy, and the civil sphere; Conclusions: harder better faster stronger: an epilogue in the mask of four human problems; Bibliography; Index.

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