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Instrumental Realism : The Interface Between Philosophy of Science and Philosophy of Technology - Don Ihde

Instrumental Realism

The Interface Between Philosophy of Science and Philosophy of Technology

By: Don Ihde

Paperback Published: 22nd May 1991
ISBN: 9780253206268
Number Of Pages: 176

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"Ihde is perhaps uniquely situated to provide authoritative accounts of such diverse philosophical traditions as those involved in current explorations of the technology of scientific instruments.... Ihde's book breaks new ground and... makes an important debate accessible." -- Robert Ackermann

Instrumental Realism has three principal aims: to advocate a "praxis-perception" approach to the philosophy of science; to explore ways in which such an approach offers a mutually illuminating overlap with a philosophy of technology; and to examine comparatively and critically the work of some who advocate an "instrumental realist" approach to the philosophy of science.

"Ihde is perhaps uniquely situated to provide authoritative accounts of such diverse philosophical traditions as those involved in current explorations of the technology of scientific instruments... Ihde's book breaks new ground and ... makes an important debate accessible." - Robert Ackermann

Preface Part One: Philosophy of Science Read through Philosophy of Technology I. Introduction: Philosophers and Technology II. The New Philosophy of Science III. Philosophy of Technology Part Two: The Instrument as Interface IV. The Embodiment of Science in Technology A. The OBody-PhilosophersO B. The OMind-PhilosopherO Tradition C. Instruments as Interface V. Instrumental Realism VI. The Experiment Epilogue: Philosophy of Technology beyond Philosophy of Science Notes Index

ISBN: 9780253206268
ISBN-10: 025320626X
Series: Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Technology (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 22nd May 1991
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.57 x 15.67  x 1.32
Weight (kg): 0.31