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Philosophie der Nanotechnowissenschaft

Nordmann, Alfred
eds.: Gammel, Stefan ; Lösch, Andreas ; Nordmann, Alfred ; Nordmann, Alfred (2009)
Philosophie der Nanotechnowissenschaft.
In: Jenseits von Regulierung: Zum politischen Umgang mit der Nanotechnologie
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Item Type: Book Section
Type of entry: Primary publication
Title: Philosophie der Nanotechnowissenschaft
Language: German
Date: 2009
Place of Publication: Heidelberg
Publisher: Heidelberg: Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft
Book Title: Jenseits von Regulierung: Zum politischen Umgang mit der Nanotechnologie

Nanoscientific research has been characterized as an “engineering way of being in science.” This mode of research calls for a philosophy of technoscience that investigates the four questions: i) What is the role of theory and theory-development in nanoscale research, and what kinds of theories are needed for nanotechnological development? ii) What are the preferred methods and tools and the associated modes of reasoning in nanoscientific research? iii) What is nanotechnoscience and how are its objects constituted? iv) What kind of knowledge do technoscientific researchers typically produce and communicate? The consideration of these questions yields a survey of nanotechnoscience in terms of disciplinary questions (a complex field partially disclosed by stretching closed theories), of methodology (constructions and qualitative judgments of likeness), of ontology (a thin conception of nature as unlimited potential), and of epistemology (acquisition and demonstration of capabilities). In all four cases, the strictly philosophical discussion leads to societal dimensions and questions of value.

URN: urn:nbn:de:tuda-tuprints-68778
Classification DDC: 000 Generalities, computers, information > 000 Generalities
100 Philosophy and psychology > 100 Philosophy
500 Science and mathematics > 500 Science
600 Technology, medicine, applied sciences > 600 Technology
Divisions: 02 Department of History and Social Science > Institute of Philosophy
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2017 12:41
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2020 01:53
URI: https://tuprints.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de/id/eprint/6877
PPN: 419719253
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