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This quantity collects reflections at the position of philosophy in case experiences within the historical past of technological know-how. Case reports have performed a admired function in fresh background and philosophy of technological know-how. they've been used to demonstrate, query, discover, or explicate philosophical issues of view. whether now not explicitly so, ancient narratives are continually guided by means of philosophical history assumptions. yet what occurs if diversified philosophies bring about diversified narratives of a similar old episodes? Can historic case stories make a decision among competing philosophical viewpoints? What are the factors case research has to satisfy so one can be philosophically proper? Bringing jointly major practitioners within the fields of historical past and philosophy of the actual and the existence sciences, this quantity addresses this methodological challenge and proposes methods of rendering specific philosophical assumptions of historic paintings.

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