Frontiers of illusion : science, technology, and the politics of progress

TitleFrontiers of illusion : science, technology, and the politics of progress
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsSarewitz, DR
Paginationxi, 235 p.
PublisherTemple University Press
Place PublishedPhiladelphia
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number1566394155
Accession Number32923588
Keywords-- , and , aspects , et , Government , Philosophy.; , policy , Politique , research , SCIENCE , scientifique , SOCIAL , State , States.; , technique , technology , United , Wetenschapsbeleid.;
AbstractThis volume discusses the fundamental myths that have guided the formulation of scientific policy for the past half century that have done much to serve the professional and political interests of the scientific community, but often fail to advance the interests of society as a whole even as it is meant to help solve such major issues as global warming, national resource depletion, and economic inequality.
Notes24 cm.Preface -- I : End of the age of physics -- Science and technology policy ; Policy goals and policy myths ; Beyond the age of physics : science, technology, and reality --Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-230) and index.Daniel Sarewitz. More Records: Show record informationBook
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