Instrumental Realism / Edition 1

Instrumental Realism / Edition 1

by Don Ihde
     
 

ISBN-10: 025320626X

ISBN-13: 9780253206268

Pub. Date: 05/01/1991

Publisher: Indiana University Press

"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 Ackermann

Instrumental Realism has three principal aims: to advocate a

Overview

"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 Ackermann

Instrumental 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253206268
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
05/01/1991
Series:
Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Technology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.17(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.52(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Part One: Philosophy of Science Read through Philosophy of Technology
I. Introduction: Philosophers and Technology
II. The New Philosophy of Science
III. Philosophy of Technology

Part Two: The Instrument as Interface
IV. The Embodiment of Science in Technology
A. The "Body-Philosophers"
B. The "Mind-Philosopher" Tradition
C. Instruments as Interface

V. Instrumental Realism
VI. The Experiment

Epilogue: Philosophy of Technology beyond Philosophy of Science

Notes
Index

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