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Science, Technology and Society

Science, Technology and Society - 91 edition

Science, Technology and Society - 91 edition

ISBN13: 9780137947362

ISBN10: 0137947364

Science, Technology and Society by Robert E. McGinn - ISBN 9780137947362
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 91
Copyright: 1991
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
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Science, Technology and Society by Robert E. McGinn - ISBN 9780137947362

ISBN13: 9780137947362

ISBN10: 0137947364

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 91
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Summary

A systematic, integrated exploration of the relationship between science and technology and modern society--from a sociological and philosophical perspective.

Features

  • Provides a broad, multi-dimensional socio-cultural-environmental context for understanding the causes and consequences of technical developments.
  • Explores science and technology's influence on several aspects of modern society.
  • Discusses the political mechanisms for the social control of science and technology and analysis of cultural obstacles to improving the science-technology-society change relationship in the future.
  • In the Foundations of Modern Sociology Series.

Author Bio

McGinn, Robert E. : Stanford University

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

I. FOUNDATIONS.

1. Why Study Science and Technology in Society?
2. Science and Technology: Their Natures and Relationship.
3. Contemporary Science and Technology: Some Important Characteristics.
4. Contexts of Science and Technology.
5. Theories of Science and Technology in Society.

II. THE INFLUENCE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ON MODERN SOCIETY.

6. Social Institutions.
7. Social Groups.
8. World Views and Human Values.
9. Ethics.
10. The Character of Everyday Life.
11. The Fine Arts.
12. International Relations.

III. THE INFLUENCE OF MODERN SOCIETY ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY.

13. Influence Agents, Types, and Effects.
14. Social Control of Science and Technology.
15. Science, Technology, and the Future: New Mentalities, New Practices.

Appendix.
Glossary.
Bibliography.