By Lars-Göran Johansson
This textbook bargains an advent to the philosophy of technological know-how. It is helping undergraduate scholars from the typical, the human and social sciences to achieve an knowing of what technological know-how is, the way it has built, what its center characteristics are, tips on how to distinguish among technology and pseudo-science and to find what a systematic perspective is. It argues opposed to the typical assumption that there's primary distinction among traditional and human technology, with traditional technology caring with trying out hypotheses and researching traditional legislation, and the purpose of human and a few social sciences being to appreciate the meanings of person and social team activities. as an alternative examines the similarities among the sciences and indicates how the trying out of hypotheses and doing interpretation/hermeneutics are comparable actions. The e-book makes transparent that classes from average scientists are suitable to scholars and students in the social and human sciences, and vice versa. It teaches its readers easy methods to successfully demarcate among technology and pseudo-science and units standards for actual clinical 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 want for hypotheses and speculation trying out. the second one 1/2 half I bargains with medical info and remark, qualitative facts and strategies, and ends with a dialogue of theories at the improvement
of technology. half II deals philosophical reflections on 4 of crucial con
cepts in technological know-how: explanations, motives, legislation and types. half III offers discussions on philosophy of brain, the relation among brain and physique, value-free and value-related technology, and reflections on genuine traits in science.