David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
University of Pittsburgh Press (2011)
Advancements in computing, instrumentation, robotics, digital imaging, and simulation modeling have changed science into a technology-driven institution. Government, industry, and society increasingly exert their influence over science, raising questions of values and objectivity. These and other profound changes have led many to speculate that we are in the midst of an epochal break in scientific history. This edited volume presents an in-depth examination of these issues from philosophical, historical, social, and cultural perspectives. It offers arguments both for and against the epochal break thesis in light of historical antecedents. Contributors discuss topics such as: science as a continuing epistemological enterprise; the decline of the individual scientist and the rise of communities; the intertwining of scientific and technological needs; links to prior practices and ways of thinking; the alleged divide between mode-1 and mode-2 research methods; the commodification of university science; and the shift from the scientific to a technological enterprise. Additionally, they examine the epochal break thesis using specific examples, including the transition from laboratory to real world experiments; the increased reliance on computer imaging; how analog and digital technologies condition behaviors that shape the object and beholder; the cultural significance of humanoid robots; the erosion of scientific quality in experimentation; and the effect of computers on prediction at the expense of explanation. Whether these events represent a historic break in scientific theory, practice, and methodology is disputed. What they do offer is an important occasion for philosophical analysis of the epistemic, institutional and moral questions affecting current and future scientific pursuits.
|Keywords||Scientific revolution/Wissenschaftsrevolution Mode-1 science Mode-2 science Epochal break/Epochenumbruch Post-normal Seience/postnormale Wissenschaft Triple Helix Technology/Technik Public Domain/Öffentlichkeit Knowledge Society/Wissensgesellschaft|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$19.50 used (35% off) $25.65 new (15% off) $29.95 direct from Amazon Amazon page|
|Call number||Q175.5.S3745 2011|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent, Sacha Loeve, Alfred Nordmann & Astrid Schwarz (2011). Matters of Interest: The Objects of Research in Science and Technoscience. [REVIEW] Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 42 (2):365-383.
Similar books and articles
Sacha Loeve (2012). From Setting the Distance to Adjusting the Focus. Metascience 22 (1):1-6.
Martin W. Bauer, Rajesh Shukla & Nick Allum (eds.) (2011). The Culture of Science: How the Public Relates to Science Across the Globe. Routledge.
M. J. Mulkay (1972). The Social Process of Innovation: A Study in the Sociology of Science. London,Macmillan.
Jon Turney (1998). Frankenstein's Footsteps: Science, Genetics and Popular Culture. Yale University Press.
Bruno Latour (1987). Science in Action: How to Follow Scientists and Engineers Through Society. Harvard University Press.
Bruno Latour (1993). We Have Never Been Modern. Harvard University Press.
Massimo Pigliucci (2010). Nonsense on Stilts: How to Tell Science From Bunk. University of Chicago Press.
Jonathan D. Moreno (2011). The Body Politic: The Battle Over Science in America. Bellevue Literary Press.
Keith M. Parsons (ed.) (2003). The Science Wars: Debating Scientific Knowledge and Technology. Prometheus Books.
J. M. Ziman (1981). Puzzles, Problems, and Enigmas: Occasional Pieces on the Human Aspects of Science. Cambridge University Press.
N. Levitt (1999). Prometheus Bedeviled: Science and the Contradictions of Contemporary Culture. Rutgers University Press.
Sumitro Djojohadikusumo (1977). Science, Resources, and Development: Selected Essays. Institute for Economic and Social Research, Education, and Information.
A. D. Lovie (1992). Context and Commitment: A Psychology of Science. Harvester Wheatsheaf.
Added to index2011-11-25
Total downloads22 ( #130,340 of 1,725,158 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #210,933 of 1,725,158 )
How can I increase my downloads?