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By Angela Guimaraes Pereira, Silvio Funtowicz

For technological know-how to stay a sound and reliable resource of data, society should interact within the collective procedures of data co-production, which not just contains technology, but in addition different forms of wisdom. This means of switch has to incorporate a brand new dedication to wisdom production and transmission and its position in a plural society.

This e-book proposes to think about new ways that technology can be utilized to maintain our planet and enhance our lives. It is helping to free up and reactivate social accountability inside of modern technology and know-how. It experiences severely appropriate instances of latest medical perform in the Cartesian paradigm, relabelled as 'innovation research', promoted as crucial for the growth and health and wellbeing of humanity, and characterized via excessive capital funding, centralised regulate of investment and caliber, unique services, and a reductionism that's philosophical in addition to methodological.

This is an available and suitable publication for students in technological know-how and expertise stories, background and Philosophy of technological know-how, and technological know-how, Engineering and expertise Ethics. supplying an array of concrete examples, it helps scientists, engineers and technical specialists, in addition to policy-makers and different non-technical pros operating with technological know-how and know-how to re-direct their method of worldwide difficulties, in a extra integrative, self-reflective and humble direction.

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