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Cultural Collisions

Author: Raphael Sassower
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135222339
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In Cultural Collisions Raphael Sassower brings postmodernism face to face with technoscience and considers the viability of public works, such as the Superconducting Supercollider, in a postmodern age. Contending that technoscientific projects are contingent upon economic and political support, and not simply upon their scientific feasibility, Sassower illuminates the cultural context of postmodern technoscience vis-a-vis an examination of postmodernism and the philosophy of late 20th century science.

A History Of Technoscience

Author: David F. Channell
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1351977415
Size: 69.23 MB
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Are science and technology independent of one another? Is technology dependent upon science, and if so, how is it dependent? Is science dependent upon technology, and if so how is it dependent? Or, are science and technology becoming so interdependent that the line dividing them has become totally erased? This book charts the history of technoscience from the late nineteenth century to the end of the twentieth century and shows how the military–industrial–academic complex and big science combined to create new examples of technoscience in such areas as the nuclear arms race, the space race, the digital age, and the new worlds of nanotechnology and biotechnology.

Technoscientific Angst

Author: Raphael Sassower
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9780816629565
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This work considers two related phenomena - the positive public image of science as the citadel of truth and the objectivity and the angst displayed by scientists over their indirect roles in technological horrors, such as the atomic devastation of Hiroshima.

Reframing Disease Contextually

Author: Mary Ann Gardell Cutter
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401701555
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This volume will be of interest to philosophers of medicine, bioethicists, and philosophers, medical professionals, historians of western medicine, and health policymakers. The book provides an overview of key debates in the history of modern western medicine on the nature, knowledge, and value of disease. It includes case studies of e.g. AIDS, genetic disease, and gendered disease.

Constructivism And Practice

Author: Carol C. Gould
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
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Constructivism and Practice advances the understanding of the role of construction and model creation and reflects on the relationship of these models to social practices.