A Bridge between Conceptual Frameworks: Sciences, Society by Raffaele Pisano

By Raffaele Pisano

This ebook analyzes scientific problems in the historical past of physics, engineering, chemistry, astronomy and medication, correlated with technological purposes within the social context. while and the way is rigidity among disciplines explicitly practised? what's the conceptual bridge among technological know-how researches and the association of technological researches within the improvement of commercial applications?

The authors clarify a number of ways that the sciences allowed complicated modelling at the one hand, and the improvement of latest technological rules nevertheless. An emphasis at the position performed by way of mechanisms, creation equipment and tools bestows a gain on old and medical discourse: theories, associations, universities, faculties for engineers, social implications as well.

Scholars from diversified traditions speak about the emergency variety of considering in method and, in theoretical standpoint, target to collect and reassess the present considering in this topic. It brings jointly contributions from top specialists within the box, and provides much-needed perception into the topic from a ancient standpoint. the amount composition makes for soaking up examining for historians, philosophers and scientists.

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This caused a wave of new studies in biology and medicine. The author deals with the nonthermal effects of MM radiation, underlining the importance of thermodynamics for systems under electromagnetic radiation. This synergy has allowed determination of a correlation between Western–science and Chinese–medicine languages. Vincenzo Cioci (Italy) stresses that construction of the atomic bomb represents one of the most significant cases of relations between science, technology and society. The author traces the most relevant scientific discoveries and technical applications that led to construction of the bomb.

Vitaly Gorokhov (Russian Federation) takes into account a particular aspect of Galilei’s activity: according to the author, the Pisan scientist did not limit himself to creation of an experimental model of science; he also developed scientific knowledge for practical and technical aims. Because of this, it is appropriate to speak of “technoscience” when referring to the work of Galilei. The author justifies this xliv Introduction opinion, also comparing Galilei’s approach to the relations of art–science–technology with those of other famous men of his epoch.

Therefore, it is a pleasure to offer outstanding studies given by specialists from various parts of the world. The editor and authors4 herewith bring the history of science and technology to a wider audience, synthesizing discoveries, controversies, events and facts of scholarship in the history of sciences, with a narration and an analysis of scientific activities of major periods in World history and civilization. All abstracts and papers submitted were accepted only after having been peer–reviewed both for style and contents: consequently, a high and recognized level of content is offered for individual and collective research projects appropriate for a wide international audience.

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