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Main Title Frontiers of illusion : science, technology, and the politics of progress /
Author Sarewitz, Daniel R.
Publisher Temple University Press,
Year Published 1996
OCLC Number 32923588
ISBN 1566394155; 9781566394154; 1566394163; 9781566394161
Subjects Science and state--United States. ; Technology and state--United States. ; Research--Philosophy. ; Research--Government policy--United States. ; Research--Social aspects--United States. ; Wetenschapsbeleid. ; Technologiepolitik. ; Naturwissenschaften. ; Forschung. ; Soziale Situation. ; USA.
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EJBM  Q127.U6S25 1996 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/01/2016
Collation xi, 235 pages ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-230) and index.
Contents Notes
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.