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  • The Proactionary Imperativeby Steve Fuller; Veronika Lipinska

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 63.33

    The Proactionary Imperative debates the concept of transforming human nature, including such thorny topics as humanity's privilege as a species, our capacity to 'play God', the idea that we might treat our genes as a capital investment, eugenics and what it might mean to be 'human' in the context of risky scientific and technological interventions. more...

  • The Customization of Scienceby Steve Fuller; Mikael Stenmark; Ulf Zackariasson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    This collection explores whether and how religious and secular worldviews and political ideologies held by scientists, citizens, decision-makers and politicians influence science as practiced and understood today. Contributors explore the social and scientific repercussions of 'customizing' science to fit the needs and interests of various groups.... more...

  • Kuhn Vs Popperby Steve Fuller

    Icon Books 2006; US$ 10.19

    In 1965 Thomas Kuhn and Karl Popper met at the University of London to stage what became the most momentous philosphical debate of the century. At stake was the soul of science itself. Popper pinned the future of science on scientists having the freedom to test their theories to the point of being false. But this required an 'open society' that tolerate... more...

  • The Intellectualby Steve Fuller

    Icon Books 2005; US$ 10.19

    Modelled on Machiavelli's notorious tract on statecraft, The Prince, Steve Fuller?s book dissects what it means to be an intellectual. What distinguishes them from philosophers, scientists, politicians or entrepreneurs? Why are they happy to be insulted as long as they are not ignored? And who is the intellectual's favourite superhero?  "I devoured... more...

  • Governance of Scienceby Steve Fuller

    McGraw-Hill Education 1999; US$ 46.00

    Offers a perspective on the governance of science from the standpoint of social and political theory. This book proceeds by rejecting liberal and communitarian ideologies of science, in favor of a 'republican' approach centred on 'the right to be wrong'. It offers a social history of the struggle to render the university a 'republic of science'. more...

  • The New Sociological Imaginationby Steve Fuller

    SAGE Publications 2006; US$ 56.00

    Wright Mills' classic The Sociological Imagination has inspired generations of students to study Sociology. However, it is nearly half a century old. What would a book address, aiming to attract and inform students today? This book sets the agenda for imagining Sociology in the 21st century. more...

  • The Sociology of Intellectual Lifeby Steve Fuller

    SAGE Publications 2009; US$ 40.00

    A powerful, polemical and at times controversial sociological exploration of academic and intellectual life. Is public intellectual life 'bullshit' as Fuller suggests? more...

  • Humanity 2.0by Steve Fuller

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 31.00

    Social thinkers in all fields are faced with one unavoidable question: What does it mean to be human in the 21st century?This ambitious and groundbreaking book provides the first synthesis of historical, philosophical and sociological insights needed to address this question in a thoughtful and creative manner. more...

  • Preparing for Life in Humanity 2.0by Steve Fuller

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 31.33

    Developing directly from Fuller's recent book Humanity 2.0 , this is the first book to seriously consider what a 'post-' or 'trans'-' human state of being might mean for who we think we are, how we live, what we believe and what we aim to be. more...

  • The Philosophy of Science and Technology Studiesby Steve Fuller

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 41.95

    As the field of Science and Technology Studies (STS) has become more established, it has increasingly hidden its philosophical roots. While the trend is typical of disciplines striving for maturity, Steve Fuller, a leading figure in the field, argues that STS has much to lose if it abandons philosophy. In his characteristically provocative style,... more...