Science, Philosophy and Sustainability: The End of the Cartesian dream (Routledge Explorations in Sustainability and Governance)

Science, Philosophy and Sustainability: The End of the Cartesian dream (Routledge Explorations in Sustainability and Governance)


For technology to stay a sound and reliable resource of information, society must interact within the collective strategies of information co-production, which not just contains technology, but additionally different forms of wisdom. This strategy of switch has to incorporate a brand new dedication to wisdom production and transmission and its function in a plural society.

This publication proposes to think about new ways that technology can be utilized to maintain our planet and increase our lives. It is helping to unlock and reactivate social accountability inside of modern technology and know-how. It reports severely appropriate circumstances of up to date medical perform in the Cartesian paradigm, relabelled as 'innovation research', promoted as crucial for the growth and future health of humanity, and characterized via excessive capital funding, centralised keep watch over of investment and caliber, particular services, and a reductionism that's philosophical in addition to methodological.

This is an available and correct publication for students in technological know-how and know-how reviews, historical past and Philosophy of technology, and technological know-how, Engineering and know-how Ethics. supplying an array of concrete examples, it helps scientists, engineers and technical specialists, in addition to policy-makers and different non-technical execs operating with technology and expertise to re-direct their method of worldwide difficulties, in a extra integrative, self-reflective and humble direction.

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