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  1. .Michael Friedman & Alfred Nordmann (eds.) - 2006 - MIT Press.
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  2. Science Transformed?: Debating Claims of an Epochal Break.Alfred Nordmann, Hans Radder & Gregor Schiemann (eds.) - 2011 - University of Pittsburgh Press.
    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 (...)
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    Collapse of Distance: Epistemic Strategies of Science and Technoscience.Alfred Nordmann - 2006 - Danish Yearbook of Philosophy 41 (1):7-34.
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    The Kantian Legacy in Nineteenth-Century Science.Michael Friedman & Alfred Nordmann (eds.) - 2006 - MIT Press.
    Historians of philosophy, science, and mathematics explore the influence of Kant's philosophy on the evolution of modern scientific thought.
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  5. Discovering the nanoscale.Cyrus Cm Mody, Davis Baird, Alfred Nordmann & Joachim Schummer - 2004 - In Baird D. (ed.), Discovering the Nanoscale. IOS.
     
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    Towards a New Ethos of Science or a Reform of the Institution of Science? Merton Revisited and the Prospects of Institutionalizing the Research Values of Openness and Mutual Responsiveness.Rene Von Schomberg, Carl Mitcham, Sabina Leonelli, Fuchs Lukas, Alfred Nordmann & Monica Edwards-Schachter - 2024 - Novation (6):1-33.
    In this article, I will explore how the underlying research values of ‘openness’ and ‘mutual responsiveness’, which are central to open science practices, can be integrated into a new ethos of science. Firstly, I will revisit Robert Merton's early contribution to this issue, examining whether the ethos of science should be understood as a set of norms for scientists to practice ‘good’ science or as a set of research values as a functional requirement of the scientific system to produce knowledge, (...)
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    Wittgenstein's Tractatus: An Introduction.Alfred Nordmann - 2005 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    Ludwig Wittgenstein's 'Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus' is one of the most important books of the twentieth century. It influenced philosophers and artists alike and it continues to fascinate readers today. It offers rigorous arguments but clothes them in enigmatic pronouncements. Wittgenstein himself said that his book is 'strictly philosophical and simultaneously literary, and yet there is no blathering in it'. This introduction, first published in 2005, considers both the philosophical and the literary aspects of the 'Tractatus' and shows how they are related. (...)
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    Nanotechnology.Alfred Nordmann - 2012 - In Jan Kyrre Berg Olsen Friis, Stig Andur Pedersen & Vincent F. Hendricks (eds.), A Companion to the Philosophy of Technology. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 511–516.
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    Noumenal Technology.Alfred Nordmann - 2005 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 8 (3):3-23.
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    Science in the context of application: methodological change, conceptual transformation, cultural reorientation.Martin Carrier & Alfred Nordmann - 2011 - In M. Carrier & A. Nordmann (eds.), Science in the Context of Application. Springer. pp. 1--7.
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    Noumenal Technology.Alfred Nordmann - 2005 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 8 (3):3-23.
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    Reasoning in Measurement.Nicola Mößner & Alfred Nordmann (eds.) - 2017 - New York: Routledge.
    This collection offers a new understanding of the epistemology of measurement. The interdisciplinary volume explores how measurements are produced, for example, in astronomy and seismology, in studies of human sexuality and ecology, in brain imaging and intelligence testing. It considers photography as a measurement technology and Henry David Thoreau's poetic measures as closing the gap between mind and world. -/- By focusing on measurements as the hard-won results of conceptual as well as technical operations the authors of the book no (...)
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    Another New Wittgenstein: The Scientific and Engineering Background of the Tractatus.Alfred Nordmann - 2002 - Perspectives on Science 10 (3):356-384.
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    Liu, Dachun, Wang Bolu, Ding Junqiang, and Liu Yongmu, Reconsideration of Science and Technology I: Reflection on Marx’s View.Carl Mitcham & Alfred Nordmann - 2024 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 23 (2):315-329.
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    Molecular disjunctions: staking claims at the nanoscale.Alfred Nordmann - 2004 - In Baird D. (ed.), Discovering the Nanoscale. IOS. pp. 51--62.
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    Research Objects in Their Technological Setting.Alfred Nordmann & Bernadette Bensaude Vincent (eds.) - 2017 - New York: Routledge.
    What kind of stuff is the world made of? What is the nature or substance of things? These are ontological questions, and they are usually answered with respect to the objects of science. The objects of technoscience tell a different story that concerns the power, promise and potential of things - not what they are but what they can be. Seventeen scholars from history and philosophy of science, epistemology, social anthropology, cultural studies and ethics each explore a research object in (...)
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    The political economy of technoscience.Astrid Schwarz & Alfred Nordmann - 2011 - In M. Carrier & A. Nordmann (eds.), Science in the Context of Application. Springer. pp. 317--336.
  18. Darwinians at war Bateson's place in histories of Darwinism.Alfred Nordmann - 1992 - Synthese 91 (1-2):53 - 72.
    The controversy between Biometricians and Mendelians has been called an inexplicable embarrassment since it revolved around the mistaken identification of Mendelian genetics with non-Darwinian saltationism, a mistake traced back to the non-Darwinian William Bateson, who introduced Mendelian analysis to British science. The following paper beings to unravel this standard account of the controversy by raising a simple question: Given that Bateson embraced evolution by natural selection and that he studied the causes of variation within a broadly Darwinian framework of problems (...)
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    BioTechnology as BioParody – Strategies for Salience.Alfred Nordmann - 2021 - Perspectives on Science 29 (5):568-582.
    Whether “biomimetic” or “bioinspired,” the projects of bioengineering tend to refer their devices or inventions to the biological systems that provide models or originals for detachable functionalities. And yet, they do not satisfy the picturing relation of original and copy. They are mimetic or imitative in the sense of reenacting a function in a different setting with its own principles of composition or its own parameters that select for salience. The taking up of salient features for the purposes of producing (...)
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    Object lessons: towards an epistemology of technoscience.Alfred Nordmann - 2012 - Scientiae Studia 10 (SPE):11-31.
    Discussions of technoscience are bringing to light that scientific journals feature very different knowledge claims. At one end of the spectrum, there is the scientific claim that a hypothesis needs to be reevaluated in light of new evidence. At the other end of the spectrum, there is the technoscientific claim that some new measure of control has been achieved in a laboratory. The latter claim has not received sufficient attention as of yet. In what sense is the achievement of control (...)
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    Autonomie Und Unheimlichkeit: Jahrbuch Technikphilosophie 2020.Alexander Friedrich, Petra Gehring, Christoph Hubig, Andreas Kaminski & Alfred Nordmann (eds.) - 2020 - Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft Mbh & Co. Kg.
    Überwindet Technik das unheimlich Unbeherrschbare? Oder wird sie uns selbst unheimlich? Zwei scheinbar widersprüchliche Narrative prägen die Geschichte und auch die Theorie der Technik: Das Narrativ der Entzauberung beschreibt, wie eine als fremd und gefährlich erfahrene Natur durch Verwissenschaftlichung und Technisierung gezähmt wurde. Das Narrativ der Verzauberung schildert, wie uns Artefakte und technologische Möglichkeiten unheimlich werden, insbesondere wenn sie sich zu verselbständigen scheinen oder mit „autonomem“ Eigensinn gegenübertreten. In den heutigen Debatten um selbstlernende, ubiquitär verteilte, im Assistenzmodus unsichtbare, dabei opake (...)
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    Ludwig Wittgenstein: Public and Private Occasions.James C. Klagge & Alfred Nordmann (eds.) - 2003 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    For Wittgenstein, philosophy was an on-going activity. Only in his dialog with the philosophical community and in his private moments does Wittgenstein's philosophical practice fully come to light.
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  23. If and then: A critique of speculative nanoethics. [REVIEW]Alfred Nordmann - 2007 - NanoEthics 1 (1):31-46.
    Most known technology serves to ingeniously adapt the world to the physical and mental limitations of human beings. Humankind has acquired awesome power with its rather limited means. Nanotechnological capabilities further this power. On some accounts, however, nanotechnological research will contribute to a rather different kind of technological development, namely one that changes human beings so as to remove or reduce their physical and mental limitations. The prospect of this technological development has inspired a fair amount of ethical debate. Here, (...)
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    Facts-well-put.Davis Baird & Alfred Nordmann - 1994 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 45 (1):37-77.
    In this paper we elucidate a particular type of instrument. Striking-phenomenon instruments assume their striking profile against the shifting backdrop of theoretical uncertainties. While technologically stable, the phenomena produced by these instruments are linguistically fuzzy, subject to a variety of conceptual representations. But in virtue of their technological stability alone, they can provide a foundation for further technological as well as conceptual development. Sometimes, as in the case of the pulse glass, the phenomenon is taken to confirm conflicting theoretical views; (...)
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    Knots and strands: An argument for productive disillusionment.Alfred Nordmann - 2007 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 32 (3):217 – 236.
    This article offers a contrast between European and US-American approaches to the convergence of enabling technologies and to associated issues. It identifies an apparently paradoxical situation in which regional differences produce conflicting claims to universality, each telling us what can and will happen to the benefit of humanity. Those who might mediate and negotiate these competing claims are themselves entangled in the various positions. A possible solution is offered, namely a universalizable strategy that aims to disentangle premature claims to unity (...)
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    Science in the context of technology.Alfred Nordmann - 2011 - In M. Carrier & A. Nordmann (eds.), Science in the Context of Application. Springer. pp. 467--482.
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    Ask not what philosophy can do for chemistry, but what chemistry can do for philosophy: Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent and Jonathan Simon: Chemistry: The Impure Science. Imperial College Press, London, 2008, xii + 268 pp, UK£37.00 HB.Hasok Chang, Alfred Nordmann, Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent & Jonathan Simon - 2010 - Metascience 19 (3):373-383.
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    Invisible origins of nanotechnology: Herbert gleiter, materials science, and questions of prestige.Alfred Nordmann - 2009 - Perspectives on Science 17 (2):pp. 123-143.
    Herbert Gleiter promoted the development of nanostructured materials on a variety of levels. In 1981 already, he formulated research visions and produced experimental as well as theoretical results. Still he is known only to a small community of materials scientists. That this is so is itself a telling feature of the imagined community of nanoscale research. After establishing the plausibility of the claim that Herbert Gleiter provided a major impetus, a second step will show just how deeply Gleiter shaped (and (...)
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    Im Blickwinkel der Technik: Neue Verhältnisse von Wissenschaftstheorie und Wissenschaftsgeschichte.Alfred Nordmann - 2012 - Berichte Zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte 35 (3):200-216.
    Changing Perspectives – From the Experimental to the Technological Turn in History and Philosophy of Science. In the 1960s the philosophy of science was transformed through the encounter with the history of science, resulting in a collaborative venture by the name of “History and Philosophy of Science” (HPS). Philosophy of science adopted ever more regularly the format of the case study to reconstruct certain episodes from the history of science, and historians were mostly interested in the production of scientific knowledge. (...)
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  30. Was wissen die Technowissenschaften.Alfred Nordmann - 2011 - In Carl-Friedrich Gethmann (ed.), Lebenswelt und Wissenschaft. Meiner Verlag. pp. 566--79.
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    Wohin die Reise geht Zeit und Raum der Nanotechnologie.Alfred Nordmann - 2005 - In Gerhard Gamm (ed.), Unbestimmtheitssignaturen der Technik. Transcript Verlag. pp. 103-124.
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    Wohin die Reise geht Zeit und Raum der Nanotechnologie.Alfred Nordmann - 2005 - In Andreas Hetzel & Gerhard Gamm (eds.), Unbestimmtheitssignaturen der Technik. Eine neue Deutung der technisierten Welt. Transcript. pp. 103-124.
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    Comparing incommensurable theories.Alfred Nordmann - 1986 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 17 (2):231-246.
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    Einleitung der Herausgeber.Julia Mörtel, Alfred Nordmann & Oliver Schlaudt - 2023 - In Julia Mörtel, Alfred Nordmann & Oliver Schlaudt (eds.), Indikatoren in Entscheidungsprozessen: Stärken und strukturelle Schwächen. Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden. pp. 1-6.
    Der Gebrauch von Kennzahlen als Grundlage von Entscheidungsfindungen in Politik und Wirtschaft hat eine lange und eine kurze Geschichte. Die lange Geschichte ist so alt wie die der Zahlen selbst. Vor über 5000 Jahren tauchten in Mesopotamien die ersten Zahlzeichen der Alten Welt auf, und sie waren damit zugleich auch die ersten Schriftzeichen überhaupt.
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  35. Matters of Interest: The Objects of Research in Science and Technoscience. [REVIEW]Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent, Sacha Loeve, Alfred Nordmann & Astrid Schwarz - 2011 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 42 (2):365-383.
    This discussion paper proposes that a meaningful distinction between science and technoscience can be found at the level of the objects of research. Both notions intermingle in the attitudes, intentions, programs and projects of researchers and research institutions—that is, on the side of the subjects of research. But the difference between science and technoscience becomes more explicit when research results are presented in particular settings and when the objects of research are exhibited for the specific interest they hold. When an (...)
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    Another parting of the ways: Intersubjectivity and the objectivity of science.Alfred Nordmann - 2012 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 43 (1):38-46.
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    Arbeit Und Spiel: Jahrbuch Technikphilosophie 2018.Alexander Friedrich, Petra Gehring, Christoph Hubig, Andreas Kaminski & Alfred Nordmann (eds.) - 2018 - Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft Mbh & Co. Kg.
    Spiel und Arbeit gelten oft als Gegensätze: Das Spiel als freie Betätigung menschlicher Vermögen, die Arbeit als deren Subordination unter einen äußeren Zweck. Die Festlegung des Spiels auf konsequenzlose Wiederholbarkeit hat ihm den Ruf des Unernsten eingetragen, während das Abzwecken der Arbeit auf die Nützlichkeit ihres Resultats im Bund mit der Sorge ums Dasein steht. Auf einen zweiten Blick scheint dieser Gegensatz jedoch, gerade in den hochentwickeltsten Ausprägungen beider Tätigkeitsformen, zu verschwinden. So kann eine hochgradige Rationalisierung von Spielpraktiken in Arbeit (...)
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    Konfigurationen der Zeitlichkeit: Jahrbuch Technikphilosophie 2021.Alexander Friedrich, Petra Gehring, Christoph Hubig, Andreas Kaminski & Alfred Nordmann (eds.) - 2021 - Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft Mbh & Co. Kg.
    There is a relationship between time and technology which has been obvious since the classical philosophies of time. Even telling the time necessitates technologies relating to measuring and counting. Technological developments have changed the temporal state of our reality. Key terms such as deceleration, synchronisation, prevention and de-temporalisation point to relevant problem areas in this respect. This yearbook, whose thematic focus is 2021, endeavours to reveal new technological and philosophical perspectives on the temporal conditions in which we think, communicate, work (...)
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    Kunst Und Werk: Jahrbuch Technikphilosophie 2022.Alexander Friedrich, Petra Gehring, Christoph Hubig, Andreas Kaminski & Alfred Nordmann (eds.) - 2022 - Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft Mbh & Co. Kg.
    The thematic focus of this yearbook is concerned with the various relations of „art“ and „technology“. It seeks to interrogate and reflect their conceptual filiations, their complementarities and mutual stimulations, and contrasts and tensions. The very notion of the „work“ challenges us to explode or triangulate the dichotomy of art and technology. This connects to further problems in and for the philosophy of technology, such as the relation of arts and crafts, the question of Kitsch or camp in art and (...)
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    Steuern Und Regeln: Jahrbuch Technikphilosophie 2019.Alexander Friedrich, Petra Gehring, Christoph Hubig, Andreas Kaminski & Alfred Nordmann (eds.) - 2019 - Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft Mbh & Co. Kg.
    Unter der Leitdifferenz „Steuern – Regeln“ werden in der herkömmlichen Technikphilosophie die beiden Operationsmodi „klassischer“ Technik gefasst und beschrieben. Dies geschieht in zweierlei Hinsicht: zum einen in der Absicht, die sich seit der neolithischen Revolution ausprägende menschliche Technik im Unterschied zur „Zufallstechnik“ höherer Spezies oder der Urmenschen zu spezifizieren; zum anderen mit dem Ziel, das Verhältnis von Technik und Wissenschaft genauer freizulegen. Indessen fordern aktuelle Technologien, historische Zustandsbeschreibungen einer „Technoscience“ sowie neue epistemische Praktiken die Zweiteilung von „Steuern“ und „Regeln“ heraus. (...)
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    Technisches Nichtwissen: Jahrbuch Technikphilosophie.Alexander Friedrich, Petra Gehring, Christoph Hubig, Andreas Kaminski & Alfred Nordmann (eds.) - 2016 - Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft Mbh & Co. Kg.
    Das Nichtwissen ist in aller Munde. Von Nichtwissenskulturen in der zweiten oder reflexiven Moderne ist die Rede, von Agnotologie als neuem Forschungszweig, von wicked problems und ihren clumsy solutions. Wo Nichtwissen sich durch Komplexitäts­steigerung unwiderruflich im zu Wissenden einnistet, fordert es als Grenze, Schranke und Kehrseite des Wissens die sogenannte Wissensgesellschaft heraus. Vor allem Risiko­poten­ziale und Gefahren kommen hier in den Blick, von denen wir gerade genug wissen, um Wissensansprüche zu formulieren, die sich womöglich nie einlösen lassen. Das klassisch erkenntnistheoretische (...)
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  42. Unheimlichkeit und Autonomie. Jahrbuch Technikphilosophie 6.Don Ihde, Andreas Kaminski, Alexander Friedrich, Petra Gehring, Christoph Hubig & Alfred Nordmann - 2020 - Baden-Baden: Nomos.
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  43. Konfigurationen der Zeitlichkeit. Jahrbuch Technikphilosophie 7.Andreas Kaminski, Alexander Friedrich, Petra Gehring, Christoph Hubig & Alfred Nordmann - 2021 - Baden-Baden, Deutschland: Nomos.
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  44. Steuern und Regeln. Jahrbuch Technikphilosophie 5.Andreas Kaminski, Petra Gehring, Alexander Friedrich, Christoph Hubig & Alfred Nordmann (eds.) - 2019 - Baden-Baden: Nomos.
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    Editors' Introduction: Forays into the Trading Zone of Image and Logic.Davis Baird & Alfred Nordmann - 1999 - Perspectives on Science 7 (2):147-150.
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    Editor's introduction to Peter Galison's image and logic and this Pos collection of critical essays.Davis Baird & Alfred Nordmann - 1999 - Perspectives on Science 7 (2):147-150.
  47. What is Postphenomenology? A controversy.Don Ihde, Andreas Kaminski, Alexander Friedrich, Petra Gehring, Christoph Hubig & Alfred Nordmann - 2020 - In Don Ihde, Andreas Kaminski, Alexander Friedrich, Petra Gehring, Christoph Hubig & Alfred Nordmann (eds.), Unheimlichkeit und Autonomie. Jahrbuch Technikphilosophie 6. Baden-Baden: Nomos. pp. 261-287.
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  48. Arbeit und Spiel. Jahrbuch Technikphilosophie 4.Andreas Kaminski, Alexander Friedrich, Petra Gehring, Christoph Hubig & Alfred Nordmann - 2018
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  49. Ding und System. Jahrbuch Technikphilosophie 1.Andreas Kaminski, Gerhard Gamm, Petra Gehring, Christoph Hubig & Alfred Nordmann (eds.) - 2015 - Zürich: Diaphane.
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  50. Technisches Nichtwissen. Jahrbuch Technikphilosophie 3.Andreas Kaminski, Alexander Friedrich, Petra Gehring, Christoph Hubig & Alfred Nordmann (eds.) - 2017 - Baden-Baden: Nomos.
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