Instrumental Realism: The Interface Between Philosophy Of Science And Philosophy Of Technology

May 22, 1991|
Instrumental Realism: The Interface Between Philosophy Of Science And Philosophy Of Technology by Don Ihde
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"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.

Don Ihde is one of the founders of a distinctly North American approach to phenomenology in work that centers around technology. After completing his B.A. degree at the University of Kansas (1956), he earned a Master of Divinity degree at Andover Newton Theological School (1959) and a Ph.D. at Boston University (1964). His doctoral dis...
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Title:Instrumental Realism: The Interface Between Philosophy Of Science And Philosophy Of Technology
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:176 pages, 9.28 X 6.17 X 0.52 in
Shipping dimensions:176 pages, 9.28 X 6.17 X 0.52 in
Published:May 22, 1991
Publisher:Indiana University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780253206268

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