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

Author: Daniel R Sarewitz
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1996.
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An incisive argument for fostering stronger links between the interests of society and progress in science.
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Sarewitz, Daniel R.
Frontiers of illusion.
Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1996
(DLC) 95031840
(OCoLC)32923588
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel R Sarewitz
ISBN: 9781439903728 1439903727 1566394155 9781566394154 1566394163 9781566394161
OCLC Number: 646068257
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 235 pages)
Contents: 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 --
II : Myth of infinite benefit --
III : Myth of unfettered research --
External fetters : teapot in a tempest ; Internal fetters : the maleness of the system ; Unfettered reality --
IV : Myth of accountability --
V : Myth of authoritativeness --
DNA fingerprinting : disorder in the court ; Global climate change : an atmosphere of uncertainty ; Stratospheric ozone depletion : getting it right (by accident) ; Authoritative politics --
VI : Myth of the endless frontier --
Endless frontier, finite earth ; Moral science --
VII : Pas de trois : science, technology, and the marketplace --
Sound of invisible hands clapping ; Nobody's partner --
VIII : Science as a surrogate for social action --
Sickness care ; Best defense ; Tailoring people to taste --
IX : Toward a new mythology --
Five policy suggestions : Expanding diversity ; Integrating the human element ; Honest brokers ; Introducing democracy ; Global R & D community ; Search for ellipses.
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