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Technological Development and Science in the Industrial Age : New Perspectives on the Science-Technology Relationship - Peter Kroes

Technological Development and Science in the Industrial Age

New Perspectives on the Science-Technology Relationship

By: Peter Kroes (Editor), Martijn Bakker (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th November 1992
ISBN: 9780792318989
Number Of Pages: 280

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Historians and philosophers of technology are searching for new approaches to the study of the interaction between science and technology. New conceptual frameworks are necessary since the idea that technology is simply applied science is nothing short of a myth. The papers contained in this volume deal primarily with cognitive and social aspects of the science-technology issue. One of the most salient features of these papers is that they show a major methodological shift in studying the interaction between science and technology. Discussions of the science-technology issue have long been dominated by the demarcartion problem and related semantic issues about the notions `science' and `technology', and the `technology is applied science' thesis. Instead of general `global' interpretation schemes and models of the interaction between science and technology, detailed empirical case studies of cognitive and institutional connections between `science' and `technology' constitute the hard core of this book.
The book will be of interest to philosophers of science, historians and philosophers of technology and science and sociologists of science.

Preface
Introduction: Technological Development and Sciencep. 1
Engineering Knowledge, Type of Design, and Level of Hierarchy: Further Thoughts about What Engineers Know...p. 17
Escape from the Jail of Shape; Dimensionality and Engineering Sciencep. 35
On the Role of Design in Engineering Theories; Pambour's Theory of the Steam Enginep. 69
The Piecemeal Rationality of Application-Oriented Research. An Analysis of the RandD-History Leading to the Invention of the Plumbicon in the Philips Research Laboratoriesp. 99
Life in the Slow Lane: Research and Electrical Engineering in Britain, France, and Italy, ca. 1900p. 133
Mechanical Engineering in The Netherlands in the Nineteenth Century: Technology without a Professional Communityp. 155
Hybrid Careers and the Interaction of Science and Technologyp. 177
Science and Technology: Who Gets a Say?p. 205
Science and Technology as Dancing Partnersp. 231
Name Indexp. 271
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ISBN: 9780792318989
ISBN-10: 0792318986
Series: Systems Approaches for Sustainable Agricultural Development : Book 144
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 30th November 1992
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.57

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