Prof. Steve Fuller

Prof. Steve Fuller

University of Warwick, United Kingdom

Auguste Comte Chair in Social Epistemology

Department of Sociology, University of Warwick, United Kingdom

Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (since 1995)

Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

  • Founder of the research program of ‘Social Epistemology’ – a quarterly journal he founded with Taylor & Francis (in 1987)
  • Organized two global cyberconferences for the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council: one on public understanding of science (1998), and another on peer review in the social sciences (1999)
  • Has spoken in 30 countries, often keynoting professional academic conferences,
  • Awarded a D.Litt. by Warwick in 2007 for significant career-long contributions to scholarship
  • His writings have been translated into twenty languages
  • His book ‘Kuhn vs Popper’ – named book of the month (2005) by the US magazine
  • His book ‘Popular Science, The Intellectual’ – named book of the year (2005) by the UK magazine New Statesman
  • His book ‘Dissent over Descent’ – named book of the week by Times Higher Education (2008)
  • Fuller was UK partner for a Ford Foundation project on the future of higher education, UK partner for an EU FP6 project on the Knowledge Politics of Converging Technologies, and Principal Investigator for an ESRC project on Mimetic Factors on Individual Behaviour
  • He welcomes students working in the sociology of knowledge, history, philosophy and sociology of science, the nature the university and intellectual life, and normative issues relating to recent developments on the impact of science and technology on the political order, especially concerning our changing conceptions of the biological and what it means to be human
  • Some of his recent books: Humanity 2.0: What It Means to Be Human Past, Present and Future (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011); Science: The Art of Living (Acumen, 2010); The Sociology of Intellectual Life (Sage, 2009); New Frontiers in Science and Technology Studies (Polity, 2007); Science vs Religion? (Polity, 2007); The Knowledge Book: Key Concepts in Philosophy, Science and Culture (Acumen, 2007); The New Sociological Imagination (Sage, 2006); The Philosophy of Science and Technology Studies (Routledge, 2006); The Intellectual (Icon 2005); Knowledge Management Foundations (Butterworth-Heinemann, 2002); Thomas Kuhn: A Philosophical History for Our Times (University of Chicago Press, 2000); The Governance of Science: Ideology and the Future of the Open Society (Open University Press, 2000).
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