By Lydia Patton
Philosophy, technological know-how, and heritage: A consultant and Reader is a compact evaluation of the heritage and philosophy of technology that goals to introduce scholars to the foundation of the sector, and to stimulate leading edge examine. the overall creation makes a speciality of clinical thought switch, evaluation, discovery, and pursuit. half I of the Reader starts with vintage texts within the heritage of logical empiricism, together with Reichenbach’s discovery-justification contrast. With cautious connection with Kuhn’s research of medical revolutions, the part offers key texts studying the connection of HOPOS to the background of technological know-how, together with texts through Santayana, Rudwick, and Shapin and Schaffer. half II offers texts illuminating vital debates within the heritage of technological know-how and its philosophy. those contain the heritage of typical philosophy (Descartes, Newton, Leibniz, Kant, Hume, and du Châtelet in a brand new translation); induction and the good judgment of discovery (including the Mill-Whewell debate, Duhem, and Hanson); and catastrophism as opposed to uniformitarianism in typical heritage (Playfair on Hutton and Lyell; de Buffon, Cuvier, and Darwin).
The editor’s introductions to every part supply a broader viewpoint knowledgeable by means of modern examine in every one quarter, together with comparable issues. each one advent furnishes proposals, together with thematic bibliographies, for cutting edge study questions and tasks within the lecture room and within the field.
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