Instrumental Realism

Instrumental Realism : The Interface between Philosophy of Science and Philosophy of Technology

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Ihde is perhaps uniquely situated to provide authoritative accounts of such diverse philosophical traditions as those involved in current explorations of the technology of scientific instruments.... Ihde's book breaks new ground and... makes an important debate accessible." -Robert AckermannInstrumental Realism has three principal aims: to advocate a "praxis-perception" approach to the philosophy of science; to explore ways in which such an approach offers a mutually illuminating overlap with a philosophy of technology; and to examine comparatively and critically the work of some who advocate an "instrumental realist" approach to the philosophy of science.show more

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  • Book | 176 pages
  • 152 x 230 x 12mm | 322.05g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 025320626X
  • 9780253206268
  • 1,086,405

Table of contents

PrefacePart One: Philosophy of Science Read through Philosophy of TechnologyI. Introduction: Philosophers and TechnologyII. The New Philosophy of ScienceIII. Philosophy of TechnologyPart Two: The Instrument as InterfaceIV. The Embodiment of Science in TechnologyA. The "Body-Philosophers"B. The "Mind-Philosopher" TraditionC. Instruments as InterfaceV. Instrumental RealismVI. The ExperimentEpilogue: Philosophy of Technology beyond Philosophy of ScienceNotesIndexshow more

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"Ihde is perhaps uniquely situated to provide authoritative accounts of such diverse philosophical traditions as those involved in current explorations of the technology of scientific instruments... Ihde's book breaks new ground and ... makes an important debate accessible." - Robert Ackermannshow more

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