Science and Partial Truth: A Unitary Approach to Models and by Newton C. A. da Costa

By Newton C. A. da Costa

Some time past thirty years, basic concerns have emerged within the philosophy of technological know-how. One matters the right perspective we must always take in the direction of medical theories--whether we should always regard them as real or purely empirically sufficient, for instance. the opposite issues the character of medical theories and types and the way those could top be represented.In this bold e-book, da Costa and French deliver those matters jointly by means of arguing that theories and versions might be considered as in part instead of fully real. They undertake a framework that sheds new mild on matters to do with trust, idea reputation, and the realism-antirealism debate. the hot equipment of "partial buildings" that they enhance deals a brand new standpoint from which to view the character of clinical types and their heuristic improvement. Their conclusions might be of vast curiosity to philosophers and historians of technological know-how.

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Philosophy of Science: The Central Issues by J. A. Cover, Martin Curd, Christopher Pincock

By J. A. Cover, Martin Curd, Christopher Pincock

A versatile and entire creation to the most currents in philosophy of science.

either an anthology and an introductory textbook, Philosophy of technology: The significant Issues deals teachers and scholars a complete anthology of fifty-two basic texts by means of prime philosophers within the box and gives vast editorial observation that areas the readings in a large philosophical context.

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Big Science Transformed : Science, Politics and Organization by Olof Hallonsten

By Olof Hallonsten

This ebook analyses the emergence of a remodeled immense technology in Europe and the USA, utilizing either historic and sociological views. It indicates how technology-intensive typical sciences grew to a well-liked place in Western societies in the course of the post-World battle II period, and the way their improvement cohered with either technological and social advancements. on the helm of post-war technology are large-scale initiatives, essentially in physics, which obtain giant money from the general public purse. 

Big technology Transformed indicates how those initiatives, popularly referred to as 'Big Science', became symbols of development. It analyses adjustments to the political and sociological frameworks surrounding publicly-funding technological know-how, and their influence on a couple of new accelerator and reactor-based amenities that experience come to prominence in fabrics technology and the lifestyles sciences. Interdisciplinary in scope, this booklet should be of serious curiosity to historians, sociologists and philosophers of science.

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Science and Empire in the Atlantic World by James Delbourgo, Nicholas Dew

By James Delbourgo, Nicholas Dew

Technology and Empire within the Atlantic World is the 1st ebook within the turning out to be box of Atlantic experiences to ascertain the construction of medical wisdom within the Atlantic global from a comparative and foreign standpoint. instead of concentrating on a selected medical box or unmarried nationwide context, this assortment captures the multiplicity of practices, humans, languages, and agendas that characterised the site visitors in wisdom round the Atlantic global, linking this information to the social methods basic to colonialism, corresponding to commute, exchange, ethnography, and slavery.

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Biological classification: a philosophical introduction by Richard A. Richards

By Richard A. Richards

Sleek organic category is predicated at the procedure constructed by means of Linnaeus, and interpreted through Darwin as representing the tree of existence. yet regardless of its common popularity, the evolutionary interpretation has a few difficulties and obstacles. This complete e-book offers a unmarried source for realizing the entire major philosophical concerns and controversies approximately organic type. It surveys the heritage of organic class from Aristotle to modern phylogenetics and indicates how sleek organic class has built and adjusted through the years. Readers can also be capable of see how organic category is partly a final result of human psychology, language improvement and tradition. The e-book might be precious for scholar readers and others attracted to a number of themes in philosophy and biology.

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Physical Structure by W.N. Unertl (Eds.)

By W.N. Unertl (Eds.)

The first objective of this e-book is to summarize the present point of collected wisdom concerning the actual constitution of reliable surfaces with emphasis on well-defined surfaces on the gas-solid and vacuum-solid interfaces. The goal is not just to supply a typical reference for practitioners, but in addition to supply a very good start line for scientists who're simply coming into the sphere. The presentation in many of the chapters hence assumes that the common reader can have an exceptional undergraduate historical past in chemistry, physics, or fabrics technological know-how. whilst, assurance is accomplished and at a excessive technical point with emphasis on basic actual rules. this primary quantity in a brand new sequence is properly dedicated to the actual constitution of surfaces, wisdom of with a purpose to be crucial for an entire figuring out of digital homes and dynamical techniques, the themes of the following volumes within the series.

The quantity is split into 4 elements. half I describes the equilibrium homes of surfaces with emphasis on fresh surfaces of bulk fabrics. half II presents an advent to a few of the first experimental equipment which are used to figure out floor crystal constructions. half III provides an outline of the immense subject of the constitution of adsorbed layers. The concluding half IV offers with the themes of defects in floor constructions and part transitions

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