The Limits Of Science (Nicholas Rescher)

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The Limits Of Science (Nicholas Rescher)

Perfected technological know-how is however an idealization that offers a useful evaluation to focus on the restricted person of what we do and may reap.

This lies at the center of diverse debates in the philosophy of technological know-how and Rescher's dialogue focuses on the query: how a long way ought science move in principle-what are the theoretical limits on technological know-how? He concentrates on what technology can discover, not what it must find out.

He explores in detail the existence of limits or limitations on clinical inquiry, mainly those that, in precept, preclude the total awareness of the pursuits of technological know-how, rather than people who relate to monetary obstacles to clinical development.

Rescher also places his argument in the politics of the day, in which "strident calls of ideological extremes surround us," ranging from the exaggeration that "technological know-how can do anything"-to the antiscientism that views science as a pricey diversion we might be properly counseled to abandon.

Rescher gives a middle course among these extremes and affords an appreciation of the actual powers and barriers of technological know-how, now not only to philosophers of science but additionally to a larger, less specialized target audience.

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About the Authors
Nicholas Rescher is a University Professor of Philosophy at the college of Pittsburgh where he served for decades as Director of the middle for Philosophy of technology. A former president of the American Philosophical affiliation, he is an honorary member of Corpus Christi College, Oxford.
Published Date / Year
(December 2, 1999), eBook (2009-12-22)
280 pages
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