A Bridge between Conceptual Frameworks: Sciences, Society by Raffaele Pisano

By Raffaele Pisano

This booklet analyzes scientificproblems in the background of physics, engineering, chemistry, astronomy and medication, correlated with technological purposes within the social context. while and the way is rigidity among disciplines explicitly practised? what's the conceptual bridge among technology researches and the association of technological researches within the improvement of commercial applications?

The authors clarify quite a few ways that the sciences allowed complex modelling at the one hand, and the advance of recent technological principles nonetheless. An emphasis at the function performed by means of mechanisms, construction equipment and tools bestows a profit on ancient and medical discourse: theories, associations, universities, faculties for engineers, social implications as well.

Scholars from diversified traditions talk about the emergency kind of pondering in technique and, in theoretical viewpoint, target to collect and reconsider the present considering in this topic. It brings jointly contributions from best specialists within the box, and provides much-needed perception into the topic from a old viewpoint. the quantity composition makes for soaking up analyzing for historians, philosophers and scientists.

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Many important personalities worked in Tartu. The most famous was the astronomer Wilhelm Struve (1793–1864), born in Altona, who but spent his scientific career in Tartu, at the observatory (of which he was the director since 1820) and at the university, where he became full professor. Moon–hyon Nam and Il–Seong Nha (Korea) narrate the story of how and why King Sejong of the Joseon dynasty created the Royal Astronomical Observatory Gunai–dae in the period 1432–1438. Through this article one learns the scientific, religious, social and economical reasons that induced the King to construct such a facility.

At present, philosophy of science and sociology of science are at loggerheads with one another—partly because of social constructivist disagreements. Within this second version of wisdom-inquiry, however, philosophy of science and sociology of science emerge as one and the same discipline, both concerned with what ought to be the intellectual and social aims and methods of science. ]. 43 But this is just what has happened. By and large, my diagnosis has been ignored— especially by those who should be most concerned professionally, those engaged in HPS, STS and philosophy.

The book brings together contributions from leading experts in the field, and gives much-needed insight in the subject from a historical point of view. It should prove to be absorbing reading for historians, philosophers and scientists. The Editor Lille, France, January 2015 Acknowledgments The genesis of such a lengthy book as this collection of articles needed to be found in deep roots. The book has been a long time in the making and has fulfilled its promise. Therefore, I heartily express my appreciation to all contributing Authors for their efforts to produce papers of interest and of elevated quality worthy of this Springer volume.

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