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How Science is applied in Technology: Explaining Basic Sciences in the Engineering Sciences

Boon, Mieke (2004) How Science is applied in Technology: Explaining Basic Sciences in the Engineering Sciences. In: [2004] Philosophy of Science Assoc. 19th Biennial Meeting - PSA2004: Contributed Papers (Austin, TX; 2004) > PSA 2004 Workshops. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    The issue of this oral presentation is “How Science is applied in Technology”; more specifically, how science is used in developing knowledge of phenomena and processes that occur in technological devices. Firstly, a traditional picture of applying science in technology is sketched. This picture is inappropriate for understanding how science is used in the engineering science. Next, and alternative picture is proposed. In this alternative view, engineering sciences aim at models of physical phenomena in technological artifacts. A distinction is made between three types of models: diagrammatic models, nomo-mathematical models and experimental models. These models are mutually related,involve different types of already existing scientific knowledge, and involve distinct epistemological claims.


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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Keywords: models, engineering sciences, technical sciences, applying science,
    Subjects: General Issues > Models and Idealization
    Conferences and Volumes: [2004] Philosophy of Science Assoc. 19th Biennial Meeting - PSA2004: Contributed Papers (Austin, TX; 2004) > PSA 2004 Workshops
    Depositing User: Mieke Boon
    Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2005
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:13
    Item ID: 2189
    Public Domain: No
    Conference Date: 18-21 November
    Conference Location: Austin Texas
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2189

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