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Creative and Predatory Technology

Geoff Mulgan

in The Locust and the Bee: Predators and Creators in Capitalism's Future

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691165745
eISBN:
9781400866199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165745.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter addresses the widespread assumption that capitalism's future can best be understood as made up of more, and better, technology. The scale of scientific and technological activity today ... More


. The Franklin Phenomenon

Michael Brian Schiffer

in Draw the Lightning Down: Benjamin Franklin and Electrical Technology in the Age of Enlightenment

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238022
eISBN:
9780520939851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238022.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book reports the findings that have been woven around the significant contributions of Benjamin Franklin and his friends. To underscore the diversity of the people who created the first ... More


Víctor Navarro Brotóns, Disciplinas, Saberes y Prácticas. Filosofia natural, matemáticas y astronomía en la sociedad española de la época moderna (Valencia: Universitat de València, 2014), 496 pp. ISBN: 9788437094465

Luís Miguel Carolino

in History of Universities: Volume XXX / 1-2

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198807025
eISBN:
9780191844812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807025.003.0014
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter reviews the book Disciplinas, Saberes y Prácticas. Filosofia Natural, Matemáticas y Astronomía en la Sociedad Española de la Época Moderna (2014), by Víctor Navarro Brotóns. The book ... More


What to Do If You Cannot Establish a Theory: Maxwell’s Three Methods

Peter Achinstein

in Evidence and Method: Scientific Strategies of Isaac Newton and James Clerk Maxwell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199921850
eISBN:
9780199332892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199921850.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter discusses three methodologies proposed by James Clerk Maxwell that can be used in situations where there is insufficient evidence to establish a theory, or indeed, in some cases, no ... More


Methodology for a Virtual World

in Science in the Age of Computer Simulation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226902029
eISBN:
9780226902050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226902050.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter examines the methodology in computer simulation, and suggests that simulation is only possible precisely because good theories, well confirmed by a history of experiments, exist to ... More


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