By Lars-Göran Johansson
This textbook deals an advent to the philosophy of technology. It is helping undergraduate scholars from the common, the human and social sciences to achieve an realizing of what technological know-how is, the way it has constructed, what its middle features are, the right way to distinguish among technological know-how and pseudo-science and to find what a systematic angle is. It argues opposed to the typical assumption that there's basic distinction among ordinary and human technological know-how, with ordinary technology caring with trying out hypotheses and researching common legislation, and the purpose of human and a few social sciences being to appreciate the meanings of person and social staff activities. as a substitute examines the similarities among the sciences and exhibits how the checking out of hypotheses and doing interpretation/hermeneutics are comparable actions. The ebook makes transparent that classes from normal scientists are correct to scholars and students in the social and human sciences, and vice versa. It teaches its readers tips on how to successfully demarcate among technology and pseudo-science and units standards for precise medical thinking.
Divided into 3 components, the ebook first examines the query what's technological know-how? It describes the evolution of technological know-how, defines wisdom, and explains using and wish for hypotheses and speculation checking out. the second one 1/2 half I bargains with medical info and commentary, qualitative information and techniques, and ends with a dialogue of theories at the improvement
of technological know-how. half II deals philosophical reflections on 4 of an important con
cepts in technological know-how: motives, factors, legislation and versions. half III provides discussions on philosophy of brain, the relation among brain and physique, value-free and value-related technology, and reflections on genuine tendencies in science.
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Philosophy of Science for Scientists (Springer Undergraduate Texts in Philosophy) by Lars-Göran Johansson