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By Evandro Agazzi (auth.), Diderik Batens, Jean Paul Van Bendegem (eds.)

This isn't "another number of contributions on a standard subject." much more than we dared to anticipate throughout the preparatory phases, the papers during this quantity turn out that our considering technology has taken a brand new flip and has reached a brand new degree. The revolutionary destruction of the got view has been a desirable and fit adventure. at this time, the interval of destruction is over. A richer and extra equilibrated research of a couple of difficulties is feasible and is being cru'ried out. during this feel, this ebook comes correct on time. We owe much to the students of the Kuhnian interval. They not just did away with hindrances, yet in different respects instigated a shift in consciousness that modified historical past and philosophy of technological know-how in a irreversible means. A c1earcut instance - we borrow it from the paper by means of Risto Hilpinen - issues the research of technology as a approach, Rnd not just accordingly. furthermore, they it appears reached numerous lasting effects, e.g., in regards to the great influence of theoretical conceptions on empirical information. except baffling humans for numerous a long time, this perception ideas out an­ different go back to simple-minded empiricism within the future.

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