By Peter Janich (auth.), Wolfgang Krohn, Edwin T. Layton Jr., Peter Weingart (eds.)
The interrelations of technological know-how and know-how as an item of analysis appear to have drawn the eye of a few disciplines: the historical past of either technology and know-how, sociology, economics and fiscal heritage, or even the philosophy of technology. The query that involves brain is whether or not the phenomenon itself is new or if advances within the disciplines concerned account for this novel curiosity, or, in truth, if either are intercon nected. whilst the editors got down to plan this quantity, their roughly particular conviction was once that the connection of technological know-how and know-how did display a brand new configuration and that the disciplines keen on 1tS research failed at the very least partly to house the switch as a result of conceptual and methodological preconceptions. to claim this doesn't suggest a verdict at the insufficiency of 1 and the prevalence of the other one disciplinary technique. really, the placement is far extra advanced. In economics, for instance, the curiosity within the dating among technology and know-how is deeply stimulated via the theoretical challenge of accounting for the standards of monetary progress. the first difficulty is with know-how and the matter is whether or not the marketplace induces technological advances or whether or not they set off new calls for that specify the next diffusion of latest applied sciences. technological know-how is usually thought of to be an exogenous issue ultimately topic to industry forces and, for this reason, seems to be of no interest.
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