Informing Science (IS) and Science and Technology Studies (STS): The University as Decision Center (DC) for Teaching Interdisciplinary Research

@article{CastelaoLawless2001InformingS,
  title={Informing Science (IS) and Science and Technology Studies (STS): The University as Decision Center (DC) for Teaching Interdisciplinary Research},
  author={Teresa Castelao-Lawless and William F. Lawless},
  journal={InformingSciJ},
  year={2001},
  volume={4},
  pages={87-93}
}
Students of history and philosophy of science courses at my University are either naïve robust realists or naïve relativists in relation to science and technology. The first group absorbs from culture stereotypical conceptions, such as the value-free character of the scientific method, that science and technology are impervious to history or ideology, and that science and religion are always at odds. The second believes science and technology were selected arbitrarily by ideologues to have… CONTINUE READING