Knowledge Politics: Governing the Consequences of Science and Technology by Nico Stehr (Hardback, 2005)
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- DescriptionThis book argues that new techlogies and society's response to them have created a relatively new phemen, kwledge politics. Nico Stehr describes Western society's response to a host of new techlogies developed only since the 1970s, including genetic experiments, test-tube human conception, recombinant DNA, and embryonic stem cells; genetically engineered foods; neurogenetics and genetic engineering; and reproductive cloning and the reconstruction of the human ancestral geme. He looks also at the prospective fusion of natechlogy, biotechlogy, information techlogy, transgenic human engineering, and cognitive science whose products may, as its boosters claim, some day cure disease, slow the aging process, eliminate pollution, and generally enhance human performance. Kwledge Politics shows how human civilization has reached a new era of concern about the life-altering potentials of new techlogies. Concerns about the societal consequences of an unfettered expansion of (natural) scientific kwledge are being raised more urgently and are moving to the center of disputes in society-- and thus to the top of the political agenda. Stehr explains the ramifications of kwledge politics and the approaches society could take to resolve difficult questions and conflicts over present and future scientific invation.
- Author BiographyNico Stehr is Karl Mannheim Professor of Cultural Studies at the Zeppelin University, Friedrichshafen, Germany. During the academic year 2002/2003 he was Paul F. Lazarsfeld Professor at the University of Vienna. Among his recent book publications are Knowledge and Economic Conduct: The Social Foundations of the Modern Economy (University of Toronto Press, 2002).
- Author(s)Nico Stehr
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication12/10/2005
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight472 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Format DetailsLibrary binding
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