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Fuller, Steve 1959-

Works: 102 works in 530 publications in 5 languages and 14,297 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author, Editor, Illustrator, Adapter, Interviewee, Other
Classifications: Q175, 501
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Most widely held works by Steve Fuller
The new sociological imagination by Steve Fuller( )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 1,610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steve Fuller examines the history of the social sciences, covering most classic theorists and themes, to discover the key contributors to sociology and how relevant they remain today
Philosophy, rhetoric, and the end of knowledge : the coming of science and technology studies by Steve Fuller( )

25 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and Turkish and held by 1,184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is intended for students and scholars in rhetoric of science, science studies, philosophy and communication, and should be of interest in English, sociology and knowledge managament areas as well
Science by Steve Fuller( Book )

36 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in English and Japanese and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 knowledge book : key concepts in philosophy, science, and culture by Steve Fuller( )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Kuhn : a philosophical history for our times by Steve Fuller( Book )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and Japanese and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pilgrimage from Plato to NATO (episodes in embushelment) -- The last time scientists struggled for the soul of science -- The politics of the scientific image in the age of Conant -- From Conant's education strategy to Kuhn's research strategy -- How Kuhn unwittingly saved social science from a radical future -- The world not well lost (philosophy after Kuhn) -- Kuhnification as ritualized political impotence (the hidden history of science studies)
The sociology of intellectual life : the career of the mind in and around the academy by Steve Fuller( )

23 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Sociology of Intellectual Life outlines a social theory of knowledge for the 21st century. 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."--Jacket
Kuhn vs. Popper : the struggle for the soul of science by Steve Fuller( Book )

35 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 over 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."--Jacket
Philosophy of science and its discontents by Steve Fuller( Book )

19 editions published between 1980 and 2002 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fuller argues that philosophers of science need to take more seriously the psychological and sociological constraints on human rationality that make the production of knowledge an unavoidably imperfect enterprise. Includes a ""map of the field"" and question-and-answer discussion of the author's premise. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc
Social epistemology by Steve Fuller( Book )

27 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humanity 2.0 : what it means to be human past, present and future by Steve Fuller( Book )

15 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social thinkers in all fields are faced with one unavoidable question: what does it mean to be 'human' in the 21st century? As definitions between what is 'animal' and what is 'human' break down, and asemerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and nano- and bio- technologies develop, accepted notions of humanity are rapidly evolving. Humanity 2.0is an ambitious and groundbreaking book, offering a sweeping overview of key historical, philosophical and theological moments that have shaped our understandings of humanity. Tackling head on the twin taboos that have always hovered over the scientific study of humanity - race and religion - Steve Fuller argues thar far from disappearing, they are being reinvented. Fuller argues thatthese new developmentswill force us to decide which features of our current way of life - not least our bodies - are truly needed to remain human, and concludes with a consideration of these changes for ethical and social values more broadly
The intellectual by Steve Fuller( )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and Japanese and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The governance of science : ideology and the future of the open society by Steve Fuller( Book )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This ground-breaking text offers a fresh perspective on the governance of science from the standpoint of social and political theory. Science has often been seen as the only institution that embodies the elusive democratic ideal of the 'open society'. Yet, science remains an elite activity that commands much more public trust than understanding, even though science has become increasingly entangled with larger political and economic issues. Fuller proceeds by rejecting liberal and communitarian ideologies of science, in favour of a 'republican' approach centred on 'the right to be wrong'. He shows how the recent sealing up of scientific activity has undermined the republican ideal." "The centerpiece of the book, a social history of the struggle to render the university a 'republic of science', focuses on the potential challenges posed by multiculturalism and capitalism. Finally, drawing on the science policy of the US New Deal, Fuller proposes nothing short of a new social contract for 'secularizing' science."--Jacket
The Social psychology of science( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Italian and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science vs. religion? : intelligent design and the problem of evolution by Steve Fuller( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 i
The Cognitive turn : sociological and psychological perspectives on science by Steve Fuller( Book )

13 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The philosophy of science and technology studies by Steve Fuller( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acknowledgments p. ix <br>I Introduction: The Conspicuous Absence of Philosophy from Science and Technology Studies p. 1 <br>II The Sociology of Knowledge: The Philosophical Backdrop to STS p. 11 <br>1 Philosophical Foundations and Main Sociological Traditions p. 11 <br>2 Science as a Special Problem for the Sociology of Knowledge p. 14 <br>3 Kuhn’s Checkered Legacy to STS p. 21 <br>4 The Punch Line: A Sociology of Science that is not a Sociology of Knowledge p. 28 <br>5 Relativism and the Illusion of Autonomy in Science p. 30 <br>6 STS’s Janus-faced Antirealism: Relativism versus Constructivism p. 35 <br>7 Conclusion: So is Relativism the Wrong Target? p. 39 <br>III Philosophy In, Of, and Beyond the Scientific Field Site p. 45 <br>8 Making Philosophy Safe for STS: The Rise of the Underlaborer p. 45 <br>9 Philosophy by Sociological Means: STS as Fieldwork p. 49 <br>10 STS Catches Philosophy by the Achilles’ Heel: The Problem of Replication p. 54 <br>11 What Is Living and Undead in Actor-network Theory p. 58 <br>12 STS Fieldwork as a Reflection of the Shifting Material Conditions of Scientific Work p. 67 <br>13 New Horizons for Laboratory Life: Science as a Site of Generational Conflict and Jurisdictional Ambiguity p. 72 <br>IV "Postmodern Positivism": STS by Another Name? p. 79 <br>14 Platonism as Proto-Positivism p. 79 <br>15 The Dialectical History of Positivism p. 82 <br>16 Postmodernism as Positivism’s Bastard Child p. 88 <br>17 Motivating the Science Wars: The Politics of Popularizing and Esotericizing Science p. 93 <br>18 The Elusive "Spontaneous Philosophy of the Scientists" Defended in the Science Wars p. 98 <br>19 Does Research Fraud Matter? Reflections on the Sokal Hoax as a Social Experiment p. 102 <br>20 What Should Have Been Done About Sokal? What Can Be Done About Positivism? p. 108 <br>V Re-enchanting Science: Beyond Puritans and Gnostics p. 115 <br>21 The Science Wars as Signaling the End of Scientific Puritanism p. 115 <br>22 The Secularization of Science as a Precondition to its Re-enchantment p. 122 <br>23 Re-enchanting Science with a Vengeance: Gnostic Scientism p. 127 <br>24 Prolegomena to the Hidden History of Gnostic Biology p. 133 <br>25 Distinguishing the Enchanted and Disenchanted Mind: The Mark of Theodicy p. 141 <br>26 Two Disenchanted Theodicies: Invisible Hand and Natural Selection p. 145 <br>27 The Cost of Disenchantment: A Failed Scientific Defense of Human Freedom p. 149 <br>28 Conclusions: Meeting Weber’s Challenge and Transcending the Science Wars p. 152 <br>VI Citizen Science: Cultivating a Life in STS p. 157 <br>29 Introduction: Beware of Greeks Bearing Historical Precedents p. 157 <br>30 Expertise and Its Discontents: Some Institutional Alternatives p. 160 <br>31 Institutionalizing the Public Understanding of Science in Consensus Conferences p. 164 <br>32 The Prospects for Scientific Citizenship Today p. 171 <br>33 Conclusion: Toward a Rhetorical Reclamation of Science p. 174 <br> Bibliography p. 181 <br> Index p. 189 <br>
Knowledge management foundations by Steve Fuller( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This ground-breaking book will prove of interest to both academics and practitioners of knowledge management. It highlights the ways in which KM has challenged the values associated with knowledge that academics have taken for granted for centuries. At the same time, Fuller resists the conclusion of many KM gurus, that the value of knowledge lies in whatever the market will bear in the short term. He pays special attention to how information technology has not only facilitated knowledge work but also has radically altered its nature. There are chapters devoted to the revolution in intellectual property and an evaluation of peer review as a quality control mechanism. The book culminates in a positive re-evaluation of universities as knowledge producing institutions from which the corporate sector still has much to learn
Social epistemology by Steve Fuller( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Controversial science : from content to contention by Controversial science( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preparing for life in humanity 2.0 by Steve Fuller( )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Preparing for Life in Humanity 2.0 is a follow-up to Fuller's widely discussed Humanity 2.0. It provides a more detailed analysis of several quite divergent futures for 'being human' in the 21st century. The book begins by discussing the philosophical foundations of Humanity 2.0, drawing attention to how recent changes in the conduct of science and its social relations reflect implicit changes in human self-understanding. Here three possible futures of 'being human' are sketched and ideologically interrelated: the ecological, the biomedical and the cybernetic. Then the book moves to Humanity 2.0's emerging political economy, which involves the redefinition of classical political and economic concepts, such as justice and productivity. Next the book turns to Humanity 2.0's 'anthropology', which means the living conditions and aspirations available to this new being. Then Humanity 2.0's ethical horizons are considered, focusing on the normative sensibility of the 'moral entrepreneur', a natural risk-taker whose blurring of traditional intuitions of 'good' and 'evil' may acquire greater significance and legitimacy in the future. Finally the book concludes with a revised general education curriculum for Humanity 2.0 that gives centre stage to changing attitudes to the brain."--Publisher's website
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The new sociological imagination
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Philosophy, rhetoric, and the end of knowledge : the coming of science and technology studiesScienceThe knowledge book : key concepts in philosophy, science, and cultureThomas Kuhn : a philosophical history for our timesThe sociology of intellectual life : the career of the mind in and around the academyKuhn vs. Popper : the struggle for the soul of sciencePhilosophy of science and its discontentsSocial epistemology