By Giora Hon, Jutta Schickore, Friedrich Steinle
Like any goal-oriented method, scan is topic to many varieties of mess ups. those mess ups have various beneficial properties, counting on the details in their resources. For the experimenter those pitfalls will be refrained from and their results minimized. For the historian-philosopher of technology and the technological know-how educator, nonetheless, they're instructive beginning issues for reflecting on technology quite often and medical technique and perform particularly. frequently extra is discovered from failure than from affirmation and winning software. The identity of blunders, its resource, its context, and its remedy make clear either practices and epistemic claims. This e-book exhibits that it truly is fruitful to deliver to gentle forgotten and misplaced mess ups, topic them to research and study from their ethical. The examine of disasters, blunders, pitfalls and error is helping us comprehend the way in which wisdom is pursued and certainly generated. The publication provides either old debts and philosophical analyses of mess ups in experimental perform. It covers subject matters resembling "error as an item of study", "learning from error", "concepts and useless ends", "instrumental artifacts", and "surprise and puzzlement".
This ebook can be of curiosity to historians, philosophers, and sociologists of technology in addition to to practising scientists and technology educators.