By Helga Nowotny,Peter B. Scott,Michael T. Gibbons
The authors argue that alterations in society now make such communications either much more likely and extra a variety of, and that this is often reworking technological know-how not just in its study practices and the associations that aid it but additionally deep in its epistemological middle. to give an explanation for those alterations, Nowotny, Scott and Gibbons have constructed an open, dynamic framework for re-thinking science.
The authors finish that the road which previously demarcated society from technological know-how is often transgressed and that the ensuing nearer interplay of technological know-how and society indications the emergence of a brand new form of technological know-how: contextualized or context-sensitive technology. The co-evolution among society and technological know-how calls for a roughly entire re-thinking of the foundation on which a brand new social agreement among technological know-how and society will be built. of their dialogue the authors current a number of the parts that may contain this new social contract.
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Re-Thinking Science: Knowledge and the Public in an Age of Uncertainty by Helga Nowotny,Peter B. Scott,Michael T. Gibbons