Editorial introduction: Putting the empirical turn into perspective

M. Fransen, P.E. Vermaas, P.A. Kroes, A.W.M. Meijers

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About 15 years ago, Peter Kroes and Anthonie Meijers published as editors a collection of papers under the title The empirical turn in the philosophy of technology (Kroes and Meijers 2000). Next to containing several examples of the kind of studies the editors had in mind, the book made an ardent plea for a reorientation of the community of philosophers of technology toward the practice of technology and, more specifically, the practice of engineering, and sketched the likely benefits for the field of pursuing the major questions that characterize it in an empirically informed way.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhilosophy of Technology after the Empirical Turn
EditorsM. Franssen, P.E. Vermaas, P. Kroes, A.W.M. Meijers
Place of PublicationDordrecht
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-33716-6
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NamePhilosophy of Engineering and Technology
ISSN (Print)1879-7202


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