Professor Steve Fuller

Originally trained in history and philosophy of science, Fuller’s academic reputation is based on having founded the interdisciplinary research programme of ‘social epistemology’, which is about how knowledge should be pursued in the future, given how it has been pursued in the past. He founded the first journal and wrote the first book in the field, both over a quarter-century ago. His position is broadly Popperian, namely, that the past has no necessary claim on the future. He is the author of over 20 books and his latest research has been on the future of humanity, especially the idea of ‘Humanity 2.0’.

Related Sessions
Sunday 18 October 2015, 12.00 Cinema 2


Dissent Over Descent: Evolution’s War on Intelligent Design (Icon Books Ltd, 2008)
Science vs. Religion? (Polity, 2007)
The Intellectual (Icon, 2005)
Kuhn vs Popper: The Struggle for the Soul of Science (Icon and Columbia University Press, 2003)


Goodbye Mr Chips: can research tell teachers how to teach?

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