By Lars-Göran Johansson
This textbook deals an creation to the philosophy of technology. It is helping undergraduate scholars from the traditional, the human and social sciences to achieve an knowing of what technological know-how is, the way it has constructed, what its middle characteristics are, how you can distinguish among technology and pseudo-science and to find what a systematic perspective is. It argues opposed to the typical assumption that there's basic distinction among typical and human technological know-how, with common technological know-how caring with checking out hypotheses and getting to know ordinary legislation, and the purpose of human and a few social sciences being to appreciate the meanings of person and social team activities. as a substitute examines the similarities among the sciences and indicates how the trying out of hypotheses and doing interpretation/hermeneutics are comparable actions. The ebook makes transparent that classes from normal scientists are suitable to scholars and students in the social and human sciences, and vice versa. It teaches its readers the way to successfully demarcate among technology and pseudo-science and units standards for actual clinical thinking.
Divided into 3 elements, the publication first examines the query what's technological know-how? It describes the evolution of technological know-how, defines wisdom, and explains using and want for hypotheses and speculation trying out. the second one 1/2 half I offers with clinical info and remark, qualitative information and techniques, and ends with a dialogue of theories at the improvement
of technology. half II deals philosophical reflections on 4 of an important con
cepts in technological know-how: motives, causes, legislation and types. half III provides discussions on philosophy of brain, the relation among brain and physique, value-free and value-related technology, and reflections on genuine developments in science.