Techno-Scientific Practices: An Informational Approach (Paperback)

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Techno-Scientific Practices: An Informational Approach (Paperback)

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In scholarly debates, as well as in everyday parlance, we tend to pull science and technology apart: science gives us theory, and technology applies it. In practice, however, science and technologies are highly intertwined. In Techno-Scientific Practices: An Informational Approach, Federica Russo looks at the practice of science and elucidates the role of technologies and instruments in the process of knowledge production. In this exercise, it becomes evident that technologies cannot be analyzed on their own, but always in relation to epistemic agents. Thus, Techno-Scientific Practices emphasizes the importance of analyzing the process of knowledge production in techno-scientific contexts, in which there is a triad of relations to look at: us, the instruments, and the world. The book thus builds bridges between the philosophy of science, philosophy of technology, and science and technology studies in an unprecedent way.
Federica Russo is a philosopher of science, technology, and information based at the University of Amsterdam. Her current research concerns epistemological, methodological, and normative aspects as they arise in the biomedical and social sciences, and in highly technologized scientific contexts. Russo is the author of Evaluating Evidence of Mechanisms in Medicine: Principles and Procedures, Causality: Philosophical Theory Meets Scientific Practice (2014), and Causality and Causal Modelling in the Social Sciences: Measuring Variations (2009). She published numerous articles in international journals and spanning various themes, such as causation and causal modelling, explanation, evidence, and technology. Russo edited several books and special issues, including Causality in the Sciences (2011) and Critical Data Studies (2016).
Product Details ISBN: 9781786612335
ISBN-10: 178661233X
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: October 5th, 2022
Pages: 336
Language: English