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Cultural Collisions
Postmodern Technoscience




ISBN 9780415911108
Published September 6, 1995 by Routledge
170 Pages

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Book Description

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;

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Biography

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.