The Governance of Science: Ideology and the Future of the Open Society (1st Edition) (Issues in Society)

The Governance of Science: Ideology and the Future of the Open Society (1st Edition) (Issues in Society)

Steve Fuller


This ground-breaking textual content bargains a clean point of view at the governance of technology from the perspective of social and political idea. technology has frequently been visible because the basically establishment that embodies the elusive democratic excellent of the 'open society'. but, technological know-how is still an elite job that instructions even more public belief than knowing, even if technology has turn into more and more entangled with greater political and financial matters.

Fuller proceeds by means of rejecting liberal and communitarian ideologies of technological know-how, in favour of a 'republican' process targeted on 'the correct to be wrong'. He indicates how the hot scaling up of medical task has undermined the republican excellent.

The centre piece of the booklet, a social historical past of the fight to render the collage a 'republic of science' makes a speciality of the capability demanding situations posed by means of multiculturalism and capitalism. eventually, drawing at the technological know-how coverage of the U.S. New Deal, Fuller proposes not anything in need of a brand new social agreement for 'secularizing' technological know-how.

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