By Kent W. Staley

This e-book courses readers by means of slow steps throughout the relevant strategies and debates within the philosophy of technological know-how. utilizing concrete examples from the background of technological know-how, Kent W. Staley exhibits how possible summary philosophical concerns are proper to special points of clinical perform. established in components, the publication first tackles the relevant techniques of the philosophy of technological know-how, similar to the matter of induction, falsificationism, and underdetermination, and critical figures and routine, reminiscent of the logical empiricists, Thomas Kuhn, and Paul Feyerabend. the second one half turns to modern debates within the philosophy of technological know-how, corresponding to medical realism, clarification, the position of values in technological know-how, the various perspectives of medical inference, and chance. This vast but distinct assessment will supply readers a robust grounding when additionally delivering possibilities for extra exploration. it will likely be of specific curiosity to scholars of philosophy, the philosophy of technology, and science.

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