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  • The Mysterious Science of the Sea, 1775-1943

    The Mysterious Science of the Sea, 1775-1943
    av Natascha Adamowsky

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781848935327

    The depths of the oceans are the last example of terra incognita on earth. Adamowsky presents a study of the sea, arguing that - contrary to popular belief - post-Enlightenment discourse on the sea was still subject to mystery and wonder, and not wh…

  • Philosophy, Computing and Information Science

    Philosophy, Computing and Information Science

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138710764

    Over the last four decades computers and the internet have become an intrinsic part of all our lives, but this speed of development has left related philosophical enquiry behind. Featuring the work of computer scientists and philosophers, these essa…

  • Philosophy of Interdisciplinarity

    Philosophy of Interdisciplinarity
    av Jan C. Schmidt

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138230071

    This book aims to foster and facilitate the course of interdisciplinary research by laying out some philosophical foundations and giving wider substance to a possible "Philosophy of Interdisciplinarity". This is achieved with reference to epistemolo…

  • Research Objects in their Technological Setting

    Research Objects in their Technological Setting

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138331969

    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 conce…

  • Research Objects in their Technological Setting

    Research Objects in their Technological Setting

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781848935846

    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 conce…

  • Reasoning in Measurement

    Reasoning in Measurement

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781848936027

    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…

  • Reasoning in Measurement

    Reasoning in Measurement

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138331945

    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…

  • The Reform of the International System of Units (SI)

    The Reform of the International System of Units (SI)

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138483859

    Systems of units still fail to attract the philosophical attention they deserve, but this could change with the current reform of the International System of Units (SI). Most of the SI base units will henceforth be based on certain laws of nature an…

  • The Future of Scientific Practice

    The Future of Scientific Practice

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781848935624

    Focusing on cell dynamics, molecular medicine and robotics, contributors explore the interplay between biological, technological and theoretical ways of thinking. The collection makes a strong contribution to current debates in the philosophy of sci…

  • Environments of Intelligence

    Environments of Intelligence
    av Hajo Greif

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138222328

    What is the role of the environment, and of the information it provides, in cognition? More specifically, may there be a role for certain artefacts to play in this context? These are questions that motivate "4E" theories of cognition (as being embod…

  • Spaceship Earth in the Environmental Age, 1960-1990

    Spaceship Earth in the Environmental Age, 1960-1990
    av Sabine Hoehler

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138710917

    The idea of the earth as a vessel in space came of age in an era shaped by space travel and the Cold War. Hoehler's study brings together technology, science and ecology to explore the way this latter-day ark was invoked by politicians, environmenta…

  • Spaceship Earth in the Environmental Age, 1960-1990

    Spaceship Earth in the Environmental Age, 1960-1990
    av Sabine Hoehler

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781848935099

    The idea of the earth as a vessel in space came of age in an era shaped by space travel and the Cold War. Hoehler's study brings together technology, science and ecology to explore the way this latter-day ark was invoked by politicians, environmenta…

  • Perspectives on Classification in Synthetic Sciences

    Perspectives on Classification in Synthetic Sciences

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138298101

    This volume launches a new series of contemporary conversations about scientific classification. Most philosophical conversations about kinds have focused centrally or solely on natural kinds, that is, kinds whose existence is not dependent on the s…

  • Experiments in Practice

    Experiments in Practice
    av Astrid Schwarz

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138706378

    Traditionally experimentation has been understood as an activity performed within the laboratory, but in the twenty-first century this view is being challenged. Schwarz uses ecological and environmental case studies to show how scientific experiment…

  • Experiments in Practice

    Experiments in Practice
    av Astrid Schwarz

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781848934856

    Traditionally experimentation has been understood as an activity performed within the laboratory, but in the twenty-first century this view is being challenged. Schwarz uses ecological and environmental case studies to show how scientific experiment…

  • Scientists' Expertise as Performance

    Scientists' Expertise as Performance

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781848935273

    The essays in this collection explore our reliance on experts within a historical context and across a wide range of fields, including agriculture, engineering, health sciences and labour management. Contributors argue that experts were highly aware…

  • Standardization in Measurement

    Standardization in Measurement

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781848935716

    The application of standard measurement is a cornerstone of modern science. In this collection of essays, standardization of procedure, units of measurement and the epistemology of standardization are addressed by specialists from sociology, history…

  • Error and Uncertainty in Scientific Practice

    Error and Uncertainty in Scientific Practice

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138662278

    Assessment of error and uncertainty is a vital component of both natural and social science. This edited volume presents case studies of research practices across a wide spectrum of scientific fields. It compares methodologies and presents the ingre…

  • Error and Uncertainty in Scientific Practice

    Error and Uncertainty in Scientific Practice

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781848934160

    Assessment of error and uncertainty is a vital component of both natural and social science. This edited volume presents case studies of research practices across a wide spectrum of scientific fields. It compares methodologies and presents the ingre…

  • A History of Technoscience

    A History of Technoscience
    av David F. Channell

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138285545

    Are science and technology independent of one another? Is technology dependent upon science, and if so, how is it dependent? Is science dependent upon technology, and if so how is it dependent? Or, are science and technology becoming so interdepende…

  • Visual Representations in Science

    Visual Representations in Science
    av Nicola Moessner

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138089938

    Visual representations (photographs, diagrams, etc.) play crucial roles in scientific processes. They help, for example, to communicate research results and hypotheses to scientific peers as well as to the lay audience. In genuine research activitie…

  • From Models to Simulations

    From Models to Simulations
    av Franck Varenne

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781138065215

    This book analyses the impact computerization has had on contemporary science and explains the origins, technical nature and epistemological consequences of the current decisive interplay between technology and science: an intertwining of formalism,…