By Giora Hon, Jutta Schickore, Friedrich Steinle
Like any goal-oriented process, test is topic to many types of disasters. those mess ups have numerous positive aspects, counting on the details in their assets. For the experimenter those pitfalls could be refrained from and their results minimized. For the historian-philosopher of technological know-how and the technological know-how educator, nevertheless, they're instructive beginning issues for reflecting on technology often and clinical process and perform specifically. usually extra is realized from failure than from affirmation and profitable software. The id of errors, its resource, its context, and its therapy make clear either practices and epistemic claims. This e-book indicates that it really is fruitful to carry to gentle forgotten and misplaced disasters, topic them to research and research from their ethical. The research of mess ups, mistakes, pitfalls and errors is helping us comprehend the way in which wisdom is pursued and certainly generated. The booklet provides either historic bills and philosophical analyses of mess ups in experimental perform. It covers issues corresponding to "error as an item of study", "learning from error", "concepts and lifeless ends", "instrumental artifacts", and "surprise and puzzlement".
This publication can be of curiosity to historians, philosophers, and sociologists of technology in addition to to practising scientists and technology educators.