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By Giora Hon,Jutta Schickore,Friedrich Steinle

Like any goal-oriented process, test is topic to many varieties of mess ups. those disasters have numerous positive aspects, reckoning on the details in their resources. For the experimenter those pitfalls will 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 technological know-how ordinarily and medical technique and perform specifically. frequently extra is realized from failure than from affirmation and winning software. The id of mistakes, its resource, its context, and its remedy make clear either practices and epistemic claims. This ebook indicates that it truly is fruitful to convey to gentle forgotten and misplaced mess ups, topic them to research and research from their ethical. The examine of disasters, mistakes, pitfalls and blunders is helping us comprehend the best way wisdom is pursued and certainly generated. The e-book offers either ancient money owed and philosophical analyses of disasters 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 ebook could be of curiosity to historians, philosophers, and sociologists of technological know-how in addition to to training scientists and technological know-how educators.

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