Empirical Philosophy of Science: Introducing Qualitative by Susann Wagenknecht,Nancy J. Nersessian,Hanne Andersen

By Susann Wagenknecht,Nancy J. Nersessian,Hanne Andersen

The publication examines the rising strategy of utilizing qualitative tools, reminiscent of interviews and box observations, within the philosophy of technology. Qualitative equipment are rising in popularity between philosophers of technological know-how as increasingly more students are resorting to empirical paintings of their research of clinical practices. while, the consequences produced via empirical paintings are rather assorted from these received during the type of introspective conceptual research extra general 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 examine support to improve philosophical techniques? How will we combine philosophical frameworks and empirical learn? What constraints will we settle for while settling on an empirical process? What constraints does a mentioned theoretical concentration impose on empirical paintings? 9 specialists talk about their options and empirical leads to the chapters of this ebook with the purpose of delivering readers with a solution to those questions.

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