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Instrumental Realism The Interface Between Philosophy of Science and Philosophy of Technology

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ISBN-10: 025320626X

ISBN-13: 9780253206268

Edition: 1991

Authors: Don Ihde

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In this volume, Don Ihde argues that scientific instrumentation is the link between philosophy of science and philosophy of technology and shows that the interconnections between the two involve scientific instrumentation as an "interface."
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Book details

Copyright year: 1991
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 5/22/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Born in Visalia, California, the son of a salesman, Carroll Pursell currently ranks among the foremost American historians of science and technology. His research and writing has focused on the role of science and technology in shaping national policy in the United States. Pursell was educated at the University of California at Berkeley, receiving a B.A. in 1956 and a Ph.D. in 1961, and at the University of Delaware, where he earned a Master's degree in history in 1958. From 1963 to 1965, he taught history at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Then he was appointed professor of history at the University of California at Santa Barbara, remaining there for more than 20 years. In…