An Introduction to Science and Technology Studies, SecondEdition reflects Sergio Sismondo teaches Philosophy and Sociology at Queen’s. Request PDF on ResearchGate | On Jan 1, , Sergio Sismondo and others published An Introduction to Science and Technology Studies. An introduction to science and technology studies / Sergio Sismondo. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN (hardcover: alk.
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Scientific representations are the result of material manipulations, and they are solid precisely to the extent that they are mechanized. Separate technolpgy tags with a comma. Project Hindsight was a study of the key events leading to the development of 20 weapons systems.
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But given their diversity it is also clear that even the staunchest of realists cannot dismiss constructivist claims out of hand.
An excellent introduction to the field of STS, which deals with the intersection of science and the humanities. It is, though, a general social theory centered on technoscience, rather than just a theory of technoscience. ANT, while it recognizes the provisional and challenge- 74 Actor-Network Theory able nature of laboratory work, glides over these issues.
An Introduction to Science and Technology Studies, 2nd Edition
This volume provides a roadmap to the complex interdisciplinary terrain of science and technology studies. Social in- terests studoes not fixed and internal to actors, but are changeable external objects.
Before commenting, I must make the following conditional statement. Technology — Social aspects. Books by Sergio Sismondo. David Bell – – Open University Press. Or they might resemble facts, when their components are made to act as if they are in agreement.
I feel reassured that some books and articles that I have identified from elsewhere are listed here as foundational, and I gained even more insight from finding new references.
Steven Shapin argues that the structure of sisomndo in science was laid down by being transferred from the structure of gentlemanly trust in the seventeenth cen- tury; gentlemen could trust each other, and could not easily challenge each other’s truthfulness. It is only applicable through a new set of manipulations that adapt it once again to those local circumstances or adapt those local circumstances to it.
The subtitle of Latour’s popular Sci- ence in Action is How to Follow Scientists and Engineers through Society, indicating that however symmetric ANT is, of interest are the actions of scientists and engineers. Toward an Epistemology of Nano-Technosciences.
An Introduction to Science and Technology Studies
On Constructions, Reality, and Social KnowledgeThe Art of Science with Boris Castel,and numerous articles on subjects ranging from computer simulation to pharmaceutical research. Steve Fuller – – Lawerence Erlbaum. University of the Sunshine Coast Library. I read this book with the beginnings of an understanding of STS gathered from a handful of lectures and some independent reading.
It presents science and technology as powerful because of the relative rigidity of their transla- tions, or the objectivity – in the sense that they capture objects – of their procedures.
While ANT is thoroughly materialist, it is also built on a relational ontol- ogy; it is based on a relational materiality Law So, definitely recommended for the interested beginner. Opportunistic science, even science that transforms cultures and practices, is an attempt to appropriately combine and recom- bine cultural resources to achieve scientists’ goals.
Jordy rated it liked it Mar 17, In terms of the first, I am broadly persuaded by the value of STS and the social constructivist viewpoint in understanding science. Science and technology gain power from the shudies of forces from context to context, translations that can only be achieved by formal rules. The stories that result miss work being done by other ac- 72 Actor-Network Theory tors, miss structures that prevent others from participating, and miss non- central perspectives.
These 3 locations in Queensland: This discussion of the problems that ANT faces is not supposed to indicate the theory’s failure. Creating Order, Following Rules Bauchspies introdyction – Blackwell.
But because ANT treats humans and non-humans on the same footing, and because it adopts ibtroduction externalized view of actors, it does not pay attention to sismonvo distinctively human and apparently subjective factors as cultures and prac- tices.