By Susann Wagenknecht,Nancy J. Nersessian,Hanne Andersen

The publication examines the rising procedure of utilizing qualitative tools, akin to interviews and box observations, within the philosophy of technological know-how. Qualitative equipment are rising in popularity between philosophers of technological know-how as a growing number of students are resorting to empirical paintings of their learn of medical practices. while, the implications produced via empirical paintings are relatively diversified from these won in the course of the type of introspective conceptual research extra regular of philosophy. This quantity explores the advantages and demanding situations of an empirical philosophy of technology and addresses questions reminiscent of: What do philosophers achieve from empirical paintings? How can empirical study aid to strengthen philosophical strategies? How will we combine philosophical frameworks and empirical examine? What constraints can we settle for whilst making a choice on an empirical process? What constraints does a suggested theoretical concentration impose on empirical paintings? 9 specialists talk about their innovations and empirical ends up in the chapters of this ebook with the purpose of offering readers with a solution to those questions.

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