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By Kent W. Staley

This ebook publications readers by means of slow steps in the course of the crucial options and debates within the philosophy of technological know-how. utilizing concrete examples from the historical past of technology, Kent W. Staley exhibits how probably summary philosophical matters are suitable to special points of medical perform. based in elements, the booklet first tackles the critical recommendations of the philosophy of technological know-how, equivalent to the matter of induction, falsificationism, and underdetermination, and demanding figures and activities, resembling the logical empiricists, Thomas Kuhn, and Paul Feyerabend. the second one half turns to modern debates within the philosophy of technology, reminiscent of clinical realism, clarification, the position of values in technology, the several perspectives of medical inference, and chance. This large but unique review will supply readers a robust grounding when additionally offering possibilities for extra exploration. will probably be of specific curiosity to scholars of philosophy, the philosophy of technological know-how, and science.

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