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By Léna Soler,Emiliano Trizio,Thomas Nickles,William Wimsatt

ISBN-10: 9400727585

ISBN-13: 9789400727588

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Mature sciences were lengthy been characterised when it comes to the “successfulness”, “reliability” or “trustworthiness” in their theoretical, experimental or technical accomplishments. this present day many philosophers of technology speak of “robustness”, usually with out specifying in an actual manner the that means of this time period. This loss of readability is the reason for widespread misunderstandings, on account that a lot of these notions, and that of robustness particularly, are attached to primary matters, which predicament not anything lower than the very nature of technological know-how and its specificity with appreciate to different human practices, the character of rationality and of clinical growth; and science’s declare to be a truth-conducive job. This e-book deals for the 1st time a entire research of the matter of robustness, and mostly, that of the reliability of technological know-how, according to a number of exact case experiences and on philosophical essays encouraged through the so-called sensible flip in philosophy of science.

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