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    Ethnographic Invention: Probing the Capacity of Laboratory Decisions. [REVIEW]Erik Fisher - 2007 - NanoEthics 1 (2):155-165.
    In an attempt to shape the development of nanotechnologies, ethics policy programs promote engagement in the hope of broadening the scope of considerations that scientists and engineers take into account. While enhancing the reflexivity of scientists theoretically implies changes in technoscientific practice, few empirical studies demonstrate such effects. To investigate the real-time effects on engineering research practices, a laboratory engagement study was undertaken to specify the interplay of technical and social considerations during the normal course of research. The study employed (...)
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    Editorial Overview.Erik Fisher - 2011 - Science and Engineering Ethics 17 (4):607-620.
    Science policy mandates across the industrialized world insinuate more active roles for publics, their earlier participation in policy decisions, and expanded notions of science and technology governance. In response to these policies, engaged scholars in science studies have sought to design and conduct exercises aimed at better attuning science to its public contexts. As demand increases for innovative and potentially democratic forms of public engagement with science and technology, so also do the prospects for insights from science studies to contribute (...)
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    Geo-Logic: Breaking Ground Between Philosophy and the Earth Sciences.Erik Fisher - 2005 - Environmental Ethics 27 (1):97-100.
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    Entering the Social Experiment: A Case for the Informed Consent of Graduate Engineering Students.Michael Lightner & Erik Fisher - 2009 - Social Epistemology 23 (3):283-300.
    Taking up the notion of engineering as social experimentation, this paper argues that engineering research laboratory directors have a responsibility to inform graduate engineering students who participate in their research projects of the potential broader social dimensions of those projects. Informing engineers-in-the-making of the broader social dimensions of the research they are learning to conduct would help ensure their future capacity to act as ethically responsible social experimenters. The paper also argues that graduate engineers have a right to be informed (...)
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    Evan Selinger;, Robert P. Crease .The Philosophy of Expertise. Vi + 421 Pp., Figs., Index. New York: Columbia University Press, 2006. $49.50. [REVIEW]Erik Fisher - 2008 - Isis 99 (1):232-233.
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    Entering the Social Experiment: A Case for the Informed Consent of Graduate Engineering Students.Erik Fisher & Michael Lightner - 2009 - Social Epistemology 23 (3):283-300.
    Taking up the notion of engineering as social experimentation, this paper argues that engineering research laboratory directors have a responsibility to inform graduate engineering students who participate in their research projects of the potential broader social dimensions of those projects. Informing engineers-in-the-making of the broader social dimensions of the research they are learning to conduct would help ensure their future capacity to act as ethically responsible social experimenters. The paper also argues that graduate engineers have a right to be informed (...)
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  7. Prolegomenon to a Future Humanities Policy.Robert Frodeman, Adam Briggle, Erik Fisher & Shep Ryen - 2004 - Philosophy Today 48 (Supplement):30-37.
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