Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society (STS) is an emerging field of Philosophy which tries to investigate the role of science and technology in society. It does so by examining the technological culture we live in, by investigating individual technologies or by studying the history of science, technology and society. Science and technology have influenced society and the possibilities and phenomenal experiences of individuals greatly ever since the Industrial Revolution. This is what has created the technological culture we live in. Investigations such as those undertaken by the Frenchman Bruno Latour, try to achieve a better understanding of how technologies are developed (the construction of a black box), which may be useful in for instance technology assessment. This branch of the philosophy of technology is closely related to sociology. Many useful resources about these and closely related topics can be found in the category Science/Science_in_Society.
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- Technorealism Questioning the value of developments in communications and computing, available in four languages.
- Society for Philosophy and Technology SPT is a society for the study of philosophical issues in science and technology.
- Actor Network Theory (ANT) Yahoo Group Yahoo group focusing on Actor Network Theory.
- Alan Sokal on the "Social Text Affair" Read about the hoax in which Sokal submitted a bogus article to a humanities journal, including the article, the aftermath, and his motivation.
- Technological Determinism and Social Choice The aim of this page is to explore in greater depth the controversy as to how far technology does, or does not, condition social change.
Page containing links to information about the intellectual debate called the "ScienceWars".
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Science Technology & Society
Printed international journal devoted to the developing world and published from the region. Launched in 1996.
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