RESPONSIBILITY IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

RESPONSIBILITY IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Elements of a social theory

Simone Arnaldi, Luca Bianchi
Springer VS, Heidelberg, 2016

More recently, the notion of responsibility has found its way to the forefront of policy-making and academic debate on science and technology governance. But what, precisely, is meant by responsibility? Despite its increasing significance, the idea remains ill-defined. The present volume represents a timely contribution to current endeavours at elucidating the scope of responsibility by way of assimilating insights gleaned from sociological theory and Sts and by investigating the ways in which responsibility unfolds in social processes. Drawing on these theoretical perspectives, the volume goes on to review a ‘heuristic model’ of responsibility. Such a model provides a concise, tentative, though no less coherent analytical framework for further examining the idea of responsibility, its transformations, configurations and contradictions, thereby going beyond the mere formulation of generalized normative statements or the study and explication of individual cases.


peer review journalPeer reviewed journal Indicizzata in: Catalogo italiano dei periodici (Acnp), European reference index for the humanities and the social sciences (ErihPlus), Latindex, Red europea de información y documentación sobre América Latina (Redial), The European Union - Latin America and Caribbean Foundation (Eu-Lac Foundation).
Rivista scientifica
Issn 2035-6633 | Direttore: Francesco Lazzari
Fondata nel 2009
Editore: Eut Edizioni Università di Trieste