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By Helga Nowotny (foreword by)

Hardcover:

9780813585895 | Rutgers Univ Pr, October 12, 2016, cover price $90.00

Paperback:

9780813585888 | Reprint edition (Rutgers Univ Pr, October 12, 2016), cover price $29.95

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Product Description: Uncertainty is interwoven into human existence. It is a powerful incentive in the search for knowledge and an inherent component of scientific research. We have developed many ways of coping with uncertainty. We make promises, manage risks and make predictions to try to clear the mists and predict ahead...read more

Hardcover:

9780745687612 | Polity Pr, January 19, 2016, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Uncertainty is interwoven into human existence.

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Product Description: may be complex without being able to be replaced by something »still more simple«. This became evident with the help of computer models of deterministic-recursive systems in which simple mathematical equation systems provide an extremely complex behavior...read more
By Wolfgang Krohn (editor), Gunter Kuppers (editor) and Helga Nowotny (editor)

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9789048140732 | Springer Verlag, December 8, 2010, cover price $269.00 | About this edition: may be complex without being able to be replaced by something »still more simple«.

Underlying the current dynamics of technological developments, their divergence or convergence and the abundance of options, promises and risks they contain, is the quest for innovation, the contributors to this volume argue. The seemingly insatiable demand for novelty coincides with the rise of modern science and the onset of modernity in Western societies. Never before has the Baconian dream been so close to becoming reality: wrapped into a globalizing capitalism that seeks ever expanding markets for new products, artifacts and designs and new processes that lead to gains in efficiency, productivity and profit. However, approaching these developments through a wider historical and cultural perspectives, means to raise questions about the plurality of cultures, the interaction between "hardware" and "software" and about the nature of the interfaces where technology meets with economic, social, legal, historical constraints and opportunities. The authors come to the conclusion that inside a seemingly homogenous package and a seemingly universal quest for innovation many differences remain.
By Helga Nowotny (editor)

Hardcover:

9781845451165 | Berghahn Books, March 1, 2006, cover price $90.00

Paperback:

9781845451172 | Berghahn Books, March 1, 2006, cover price $22.50 | About this edition: Underlying the current dynamics of technological developments, their divergence or convergence and the abundance of options, promises and risks they contain, is the quest for innovation, the contributors to this volume argue.

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Product Description: Science has development from a self-evident public good to being highly valued in other contexts for different reasons: strengthening the economic competitiveness and, especially in high-tech fields, as a financial investment for future gains...read more

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9783540257912 | Springer Verlag, July 16, 2005, cover price $109.00 | About this edition: Science has development from a self-evident public good to being highly valued in other contexts for different reasons: strengthening the economic competitiveness and, especially in high-tech fields, as a financial investment for future gains.

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9783642065170 | Springer Verlag, July 16, 2005, cover price $109.00

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Product Description: whether the patient is suffering? Should the ability to think and reason be considered as the most important factor? For instance, should a patient with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) who is mentally alert yet unable to move from the neck down be allowed to refuse medical treatment; and, if so, at what point in her treatment should one consider her life no longer worth living? Is there a difference between not inserting a respirator into a patient who is unable to breathe and not inserting a feeding tube into a patient who is unable to eat? In other words, where does one draw the line between a life worth living and one that is beyond hope, and what criteria should be used? Several of my cases address this issue...read more

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9781402017254 | Kluwer Academic Pub, April 1, 2004, cover price $169.00 | About this edition: whether the patient is suffering?

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Product Description: This volume brings together contributions that resemble spotlights thrown on the past twenty-five years of science and technology studies. It covers a broad range: history of science; science and politics; science and contemporary democracy; science and the public; science and the constitution; science and metaphors; and science and modernity and provides a critical overview of how the field of science and technology studies has emerged and developed...read more

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9781402014819 | Kluwer Academic Pub, September 1, 2003, cover price $299.00 | About this edition: This volume brings together contributions that resemble spotlights thrown on the past twenty-five years of science and technology studies.

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Product Description: The discovery of high-temperature superconductivity was hailed as a major scientific breakthrough, inducing an unprecedented wave of excitement and expectation among the scientific community and in the international press. This book sets this research breakthrough in context, and reconstructs the history of the discovery...read more

Hardcover:

9780521561242 | Cambridge Univ Pr, January 1, 1997, cover price $105.00 | About this edition: The discovery of high-temperature superconductivity was hailed as a major scientific breakthrough, inducing an unprecedented wave of excitement and expectation among the scientific community and in the international press.

Paperback:

9780521524797 | Cambridge Univ Pr, August 1, 2002, cover price $54.99 | About this edition: The discovery of high-temperature superconductivity was hailed as a major scientific breakthrough, inducing an unprecedented wave of excitement and expectation among the scientific community and in the international press.

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Product Description: Re-Thinking Science presents an account of the dynamic relationship between society and science. Despite the mounting evidence of a much closer, interactive relationship between society and science, current debate still seems to turn on the need to maintain a 'line' to demarcate them...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

Hardcover:

9780745626079 | Polity Pr, April 6, 2001, cover price $79.95 | About this edition: Re-Thinking Science presents an account of the dynamic relationship between society and science.

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9780745626086 | Polity Pr, April 6, 2001, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Re-Thinking Science presents an account of the dynamic relationship between society and science.

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Product Description: "Helga Nowotny's exploration of the forms and meaning of time in contemporary life is panoramic without in any way partaking of the blandness of a survey. From the artificial time of the scientific laboratory to the distinctively modern yearning for one's own time, she regards every topic in this wide-ranging book from a fresh angle of vision, one which reveals unsuspected affinities between the bravest, newest worlds of global technology and the most ancient worlds of myth...read more

Hardcover:

9780745608921 | Polity Pr, September 1, 1994, cover price $37.95 | About this edition: First published in 1989 by Suhrkamp Verlag as Eigenzeit Entstehung und Strukturierung eines Zeitgefnhls , this study observes that the development of industrialism was based upon a linear and abstract conception of time which is today supplanted by a vastly different temporal system.

Paperback:

9780745618371 | Polity Pr, June 1, 1998, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: "Helga Nowotny's exploration of the forms and meaning of time in contemporary life is panoramic without in any way partaking of the blandness of a survey.

Product Description: This two-volume set maps the broad range of contemporary studies covered in the transdisciplinary research field of the sociology of the sciences. The 58 articles included date from 1939 to 1995.
By Helga Nowotny (editor) and Klaus Taschwer (editor)

Hardcover:

9781852789114 | Edward Elgar Pub, June 1, 1996, cover price $550.00 | About this edition: This two-volume set maps the broad range of contemporary studies covered in the transdisciplinary research field of the sociology of the sciences.

In this provocative and broad-ranging work, the authors argue that the ways in which knowledge - scientific, social and cultural - is produced are undergoing fundamental changes at the end of the twentieth century. They claim that these changes mark a distinct shift into a new mode of knowledge production which is replacing or reforming established institutions, disciplines, practices and policies. Identifying features of the new mode of knowledge production - reflexivity, transdisciplinarity, heterogeneity - the authors show how these features connect with the changing role of knowledge in social relations. While the knowledge produced by research and development in science and technology is accorded central concern, the (view table of contents)
By Michael Gibbons (editor), Camille Limoges and Helga Nowotny (contributor)

Hardcover:

9780803977938 | Sage Pubns, October 1, 1994, cover price $65.00

Paperback:

9780803977945 | Sage Pubns Ltd, September 9, 1994, cover price $58.00 | About this edition: In this provocative and broad-ranging work, the authors argue that the ways in which knowledge - scientific, social and cultural - is produced are undergoing fundamental changes at the end of the twentieth century.

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Product Description: may be complex without being able to be replaced by something »still more simple«. This became evident with the help of computer models of deterministic-recursive systems in which simple mathematical equation systems provide an extremely complex behavior...read more

Hardcover:

9780792308300 | Kluwer Academic Pub, October 1, 1990, cover price $269.00 | About this edition: may be complex without being able to be replaced by something »still more simple«.

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Product Description: Just fifty years ago Julian Huxley, the biologist grandson of Thomas Henry Huxley, published a book which easily could be seen to represent the prevail­ ing outlook among young scientists of the day: If I were a Dictator (1934). The outlook is optimistic, the tone playfully rational, the intent clear - allow science a free hand and through rational planning it could bring order out of the surrounding social chaos...read more

Hardcover:

9789027717191 | D Reidel Pub Co, January 1, 1985, cover price $269.00 | About this edition: Just fifty years ago Julian Huxley, the biologist grandson of Thomas Henry Huxley, published a book which easily could be seen to represent the prevail­ ing outlook among young scientists of the day: If I were a Dictator (1934).

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