A Bridge between Conceptual Frameworks: Sciences, Society and Technology Studies by Raffaele PisanoA Bridge between Conceptual Frameworks: Sciences, Society and Technology Studies by Raffaele Pisano

A Bridge between Conceptual Frameworks: Sciences, Society and Technology Studies

byRaffaele Pisano

Hardcover | July 10, 2015

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This book analyzes scientificproblems within the history of physics, engineering, chemistry, astronomy and medicine, correlated with technological applications in the social context. When and how is tension between disciplines explicitly practised? What is the conceptual bridge between science researches and the organization of technological researches in the development of industrial applications?

The authors explain various ways in which the sciences allowed advanced modelling on the one hand, and the development of new technological ideas on the other hand. An emphasis on the role played by mechanisms, production methods and instruments bestows a benefit on historical and scientific discourse: theories, institutions, universities, schools for engineers, social implications as well.

Scholars from different traditions discuss the emergency style of thinking in methodology and, in theoretical perspective, aim to gather and re-evaluate the current thinking on this subject. It brings together contributions from leading experts in the field, and gives much-needed insight into the subject from a historical point of view. The volume composition makes for absorbing reading for historians, philosophers and scientists.

Title:A Bridge between Conceptual Frameworks: Sciences, Society and Technology StudiesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:582 pagesPublished:July 10, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9401796440

ISBN - 13:9789401796446

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Table of Contents

FOREWORD: Science Streams and Engineering Practices, by Marco Ceccarelli.- PROLOGUE: What's Wrong with Science and Technology Studies? What Needs to Be Done to Put It Right?, by Nicholas Maxwell.- INTRODUCTION by the Editor: History of Science, Society and Technology Studies, by Raffaele Pisano.- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS.- REMARKS for the READER.- Electronics and Information Engineering: a New Approach to Modelling 1890-1950, by Chris Bissell.- Science-Technology Cross-Hybridization and its Role in the Crisis of the Scientific Method: an Historical Perspective, by Assunta Bonanno, Michele Camarca, Peppino Sapia.- How the Movie Camera Failed to Become Part of The Standard Astronomical Observational Toolkit (1895-1914), by Vitor Bonifacio.- Heart Matters. The Collaboration between Surgeons and Engineers in the Rise of Cardiac Surgery, by Luca Borghi.- Discovery of Electromagnetic Waves and their Impact on our Life-Style, by Mario Calamia, Giorgio Franceschetti, Alessandro Mori.- Interactions of Science, Technology and Medicine: the Electromagnetic Radiation during the 20th Century, by Yulia Petrovna Chukova.- On the History and Technology of the Atomic Bomb. The Commitment of the Scientists, by Vincenzo Cioci.- Tribology: A historical Overview of the Relation between Theory and Application, by Javier Echávarri, Eduardo de la Guerra, Enrique Chacón.- From Paper to Erected Walls: the Astronomical Observatory of Coimbra: 1772­-1799, by Fernando Bandeira Figueiredo.- Jean Hellot and 18th Century Chemistry at the Service of the State, by Rémi Franckowiak.- Engineering Creativity: an Essay on Epistemological Analysis, by Elena Alexandrovna Gavrilina.- Galileo´s "Technoscience", by Vitaly Gorokhov.- Mathematical Language as a Bridge between Conceptualization of Motion and Experimental Practice, by Ladislav Kvasz.- 'The Renaissance of Physics': Karl K. Darrow (1891-1982) and the Dissemination of Quantum Mechanics at the Bell Telephone Laboratories, by Roberto Lalli.- The Historical Development of X-Ray Absorption Fine Spectroscopy and of its Applications to Materials Science, Annibale Mottana, Augusto Marcelli.- Mathematics and Technology at the University of Tartu, by Peeter Müürsepp.- Highlights of King Sejong's Astronomical Project: Observatory Ganui-dae and Calendar Chiljeong-san, by Moon-hyon Nam, Il-Seong Nha.- Innovations on the Timekeeping Devices at King Sejong's Observatory Ganui-dae, by Moon-hyon Nam.- Lazare Carnot and the Birth of Machines Science, by Agamenon Rodrigues Eufrásio de Oliveira.- On the History and Engineering of the Human Factor, by Dominique Pécaud.- The Emergencies of Mechanics and Thermodynamics in the Western Society during 18th-19th Century, by Raffaele Pisano, Paolo Bussotti.- A Critical Approach to Open Access Sources with a Focus on the History of Technology, by BirutÄ RailienÄ.- "Method and Much Scientific Probity": Hugo de Lacerda (1860-1944) and the Chair of Hydrography of the Lisbon Naval School (1897-1907), by Pedro Miguel Pinto Raposo.- Combinatorial Games and Machines, by Lisa Rougetet.- Development of New Steamships and History of the Shipping Industry in the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies (1816-1861), by Maria Sirago.- Unrealized Models of Tesla's Table Fountains From 1917, by Bratislav StojiljkoviÄ, Svetislav Lj. MarkoviÄ.- The Design of Timber Trusses in Italy: from Empiricism to Structural Analysis, by Emanuele Zamperini.- A POINT OF VIEW: Science, Societies, Cultures and Their Evolutions, by Bertrand Bocquet.- Index.