Going Amiss in Experimental Research (Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science)

Going Amiss in Experimental Research (Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science)


Like any goal-oriented method, test is topic to many types of disasters. those disasters have various good points, looking on the details in their resources. For the experimenter those pitfalls could be shunned and their results minimized. For the historian-philosopher of technological know-how and the technology educator, nonetheless, they're instructive beginning issues for reflecting on technological know-how generally and medical process and perform specifically. frequently extra is realized 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 booklet indicates that it really is fruitful to deliver to mild forgotten and misplaced disasters, topic them to research and examine from their ethical. The examine of disasters, mistakes, pitfalls and error is helping us comprehend the way in which wisdom is pursued and certainly generated. The ebook offers either ancient debts and philosophical analyses of mess ups in experimental perform. It covers issues akin to "error as an item of study", "learning from error", "concepts and lifeless ends", "instrumental artifacts", and "surprise and puzzlement".

This publication may be of curiosity to historians, philosophers, and sociologists of technological know-how in addition to to working towards scientists and technology educators.

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