Worlds of ScienceCraft: New horizons in sociology, philosophy, and science studies

Sal Restivo, Sabrina M. Weiss, Alexander I. Stingl

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Abstract

A response to complex problems spanning disciplinary boundaries, Worlds of ScienceCraft offers bold new ways of conceptualizing ideas of science, sociology, and philosophy. Beginning with the historical foundations of civilization and progress, assumptions about the categories we use to talk about minds, identities, and bodies are challenged through case studies from mathematics, social cognition, and medical ethics. Offering innovative approaches to these issues, such as an integrated social brain-mind-body model and a critique of divisions between the natural and technological, this book provides novel conceptions of self, society and an emerging 'cyborg' generation. From the micro level of brains and expanding all the way out to biopolitical civics, disciplinary boundaries are made permeable, emphasizing the increased need for interdisciplinary scholarship. By rejecting outdated and restrictive categories and classifications, new horizons in studies of science, technology, and medicine can be explored through the incorporation of feminist, international, and postmodern perspectives. A truly interdisciplinary examination of science and technology as cultural phenomena, Worlds of ScienceCraft will appeal to scholars and students of science and technology studies, as well as philosophers, historians, and sociologists of science, technology, and medicine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherAshgate Publishing Ltd
Number of pages231
ISBN (Print)9781409445272
StatePublished - Jun 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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    Restivo, S., Weiss, S. M., & Stingl, A. I. (2014). Worlds of ScienceCraft: New horizons in sociology, philosophy, and science studies. Ashgate Publishing Ltd.