In Cultural Collisions Raphael Sassower brings postmodernism face to face with technoscience and considers the viability of public works, such as the Superconducting Supercollider, in a postmodern age. Contending that technoscientific projects are contingent upon economic and political support, and not simply upon their scientific feasibility, Sassower illuminates the cultural context of postmodern technoscience vis-a-vis an examination of postmodernism and the philosophy of late 20th century science.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 T HE S UPERCONDUCTING S UPERCOLLIDER; Chapter 2 P OSTMODERNISM AND T ECHNOSCIENCE; Chapter 3 T RANSLATION AS A P OLITICAL A GENDA; Chapter 4 P OSTMODERN T ECHNOSCIENCE: A C RITICAL E NGAGEMENT; Chapter 5 A F EMINIST E NGAGEMENT: P OPPER & H ARAWAY; Chapter 6 T HE M ATERIAL C ONDITIONS OF P OSTMODERN T ECHNOSCIENCE; Chapter 7 A RT AND I MAGINATION: I NTELLECTUAL R ESPONSIBILITY R EFERENCES I NDEX;
Raphael Sassower is Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. He is the author of Knowledge Without Expertise, Narrative Experiments, and co-editor of Prescriptions.