It Started with Copernicus: Vital Questions about Science

It Started with Copernicus: Vital Questions about Science


A special approach to the philosophy of technology that specializes in the liveliest and most crucial controversies surrounding science

Is technological know-how extra rational or goal than the other highbrow recreation? Are clinical theories exact depictions of fact or simply valuable units for manipulating the surroundings? those middle questions are the point of interest of this special approach to the philosophy of technological know-how. in contrast to average textbooks, this publication doesn't test a accomplished overview of the total box, yet makes a range of the main bright debates and issues.

The writer tackles such stimulating questions as: Can technology meet the demanding situations of skeptics?  Should technology tackle questions routinely reserved for philosophy and faith? additional, does technology depart room for human values, unfastened will, and ethical responsibility?

Written in an obtainable, jargon-free type, the textual content succinctly offers advanced rules in an simply comprehensible style. through the use of a number of examples taken from different components resembling evolutionary thought, paleontology, and astronomy, the writer piques readers' interest in present clinical controversies. Concise bibliographic essays on the finish of every bankruptcy invite readers to pattern principles varied from those provided within the textual content and to discover the variety of evaluations on every one topic.

Rigorous but hugely readable, this wonderful invitation to the philosophy of technological know-how makes a resounding case that knowing the character of technology is key for figuring out lifestyles itself.

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