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“Science Transformed? is an important, readily accessible book that focuses on a crucial contemporary issue: the profound transformation of science, technology, and society of the past few decades. We are witnessing a break of an ‘epochal nature’ and Nordmann, Radder, and Schiemann have provided us with valuable insights into what is happening.”
—Silvan Schweber, Brandeis University

“Has science changed fundamentally during the last half century? Ready-made concepts abound that claim as much: from post-normal and technoscience to the advent of a mode-2. Few are substantiated empirically. This collection does just that: probing the theses of an epochal break from a range of disciplinary vantage points, unveiling the complexity behind the fashionable rhetoric, providing fascinating insights into the new ways of research.”
—Peter Weingart, Bielefeld University

“This is a book to like for its bold discussion technique . . . a large and well-executed project.”

—International Studies in the Philosophy of Science

About the Author

Alfred Nordmann is professor of philosophy at Darmstadt Technical University and Visiting Centenary Professor at the University of South Carolina. He is author of Wittgenstein’s Tractatus: An Introduction, and coeditor of Discovering the Nanoscale, The Kantian Legacy in Nineteenth Century Science, and Science in the Context of Application.

Hans Radder is professor of philosophy of science and technology at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He is the author of The World Observed/The World Conceived, In and About the World: Philosophical Studies of Science and Technology,
and The Material Realization of Science. Radder is also the editor of The Philosophy of Scientific Experimentation and The Commodification of Academic Research: Science and the Modern University.

Gregor Schiemann is professor of philosophy and history of science at Bergische Universität in Wuppertal. He is the author of Hermann von Helmholtz’ Mechanism: The Loss of Certainty and Werner Heisenberg, and coeditor of The Significance of the Hypothetical in the Natural Sciences.



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