Heuristics of Technosciences: Philosophical Framing in the Case of Nanotechnology by Tomasz StepienHeuristics of Technosciences: Philosophical Framing in the Case of Nanotechnology by Tomasz Stepien

Heuristics of Technosciences: Philosophical Framing in the Case of Nanotechnology

byTomasz Stepien

Hardcover | August 16, 2016

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Confronted with the accelerated development of science and technology the presented analyses are focusing on three predominant theoretical approaches in the philosophy of science and technology: technoscience (STS), technology assessment (TA) and converging technologies (NBIC). On this base are extrapolated the coordinates of the heuristics of technosciences which are recognized as the platform of understanding but also dealing with technoscientific innovations. This concerns especially nanotechnology and the emerging theoretical, methodological, ethical, socio-political controversies and dilemmas. In this manner the book epitomizes the elaborated to date approaches and designs the heuristic turn as the strategy of comprehensive understanding of technosciences.

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Tomasz Stepien is head of Political Science and Social Communication Research Unit at the Department of Humanities of Wroclaw University of Technology. His research fields consist of Philosophy of Culture, Science and Technology, Technology Assessment, Research and Science Policy and International Relations..

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Title:Heuristics of Technosciences: Philosophical Framing in the Case of NanotechnologyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:8 × 6 × 1 inPublished:August 16, 2016Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3631656971

ISBN - 13:9783631656976

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Nanotechnology – Technosciences – Heuristics coordinates – Theoretical background of technoscience – Science and technology studies – Technology assessment and converging technologies and their comparative analyses – Ethical, political and societal aspects of technosciences and nanotechnology – Governance practice – Responsible research and innovation – Human enhancement and synthetic biology