Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science

Technological Development and Science in the Industrial Age

New Perspectives on the Science-Technology Relationship

Editors: Kroes, P., Bakker, M. (Eds.)

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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.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction: Technological Development and Science

    Pages 1-15

    Kroes, P. (et al.)

  • Engineering Knowledge, Type of Design, and Level of Hierarchy: Further Thoughts About What Engineers Know…

    Pages 17-34

    Vincenti, Walter G.

  • Escape from the Jail of Shape; Dimensionality and Engineering Science

    Pages 35-68

    Layton, Edwin T., Jr.

  • On the Role of Design in Engineering Theories; Pambour’s Theory of the Steam Engine

    Pages 69-98

    Kroes, Peter

  • The Piecemeal Rationality of Application-Oriented Research

    Pages 99-131

    Sarlemijn, Andries (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Technological Development and Science in the Industrial Age
Book Subtitle
New Perspectives on the Science-Technology Relationship
Editors
  • P. Kroes
  • M. Bakker
Series Title
Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science
Series Volume
144
Copyright
1992
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-015-8010-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-015-8010-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-1898-9
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-4186-9
Series ISSN
0068-0346
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 280
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