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Constructivism, Education, Science, and Technology

Moses A. Boudourides
2003 Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology  
It is intended to present a number of answers to the question (what really is constructivism?) in the context of various disciplines from the humanities and the sciences (both natural and social).  ...  Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to present a brief review of the various streams of constructivism in studies of education, society, science and technology.  ...  Upon opening the black box and finding it empty: Social constructivism and the philosophy of technology. Science, Technology and Human Values, 18, 362­378. Woolgar, S. (1988). Science: The very idea.  ... 
doi:10.21432/t2989z fatcat:gp7itemdbrg5tb4qwi3wcbfxo4

Advances in Philosophy of Technology? Comparative Perspectives

Paul T. Durbin
1998 Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology  
It is probably Winner more than any other single author whom historians and sociologists of technology love to hate, and he has returned the favor in, "Upon Opening the Black Box and Finding It Empty:  ...  It was this group of scholars whom Winner was attacking in his paper, "Upon Opening the Black Box and Finding It Empty" (1991) . And representatives of this school have fought back.  ... 
doi:10.5840/techne19984111 fatcat:mtcxxoncpjg43mal2jcy535y2q

A Manifesto for Messy Philosophy of Technology: The History and Future of an Academic Field

Gregory Morgan Swer, Jean Du Toit
2020 Teorie vědy. Časopis pro mezioborová zkoumání vědy  
It is argued that the heterodox disunity and diversity of earlier philosophy of technology was not a mark of theoretical immaturity but was necessitated by the field's complex subject matter.  ...  It is further argued that philosophy of technology should return to its pluralistic role as a meta-analytical structure linking insights from different fields of research.  ...  Hughes, and Trevor Pinch (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1987), 13. 14 Langdon Winner, "Upon Opening the Black Box and Finding it Empty: Social Constructivism and the Philosophy of Technology," Science, Technology  ... 
doi:10.46938/tv.2020.491 fatcat:rozuvxaq2jhplnzra3tdbo4nva

'Visibility brings with it responsibility': Using a Pragmatic Performance Approach to Explore a Political Philosophy of Technology

Geraint D'Arcy
2017 Performance Philosophy  
With the emergence, suspicion and social acceptance of ubiquitous communications technology thoroughly plumbed and the digital age already wondering what it is going to rename itself in light of ever more  ...  fluid and complex technologies, this paper asks: what can theatre and performance provide to the production of a political philosophy of technology?  ...  In the philosophy of technology, a black-box is a metonym used to describe a technological artefact in an empirical social-constructivist analysis described solely in terms of its 'inputs and outputs'  ... 
doi:10.21476/pp.2017.3139 fatcat:kjyvboumwjerncrggadxv3nstu

Book Symposium on The Philosophy of Simondon: Between Technology and Individuation

Marc J. de Vries, Andrew Feenberg, Arne De Boever, Aud Sissel Hoel
2014 Philosophy & Technology  
On the contrary, he took part in that discourse, but with a particular and novel contribution, not by treating technology as a black box, but by showing that the very nature of artifacts and technological  ...  In a period in which most philosophy of technology was about the impact of technology on society, with a certain bias towards its negative impacts, Simondon wrote analyses of the nature of artifacts and  ...  connection to the social domain and to constructivism.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s13347-013-0144-5 fatcat:5b2v62p7krh7xa2pflze2bsjke

The Bursting Boiler of Digital Education: Critical Pedagogy and Philosophy of Technology [chapter]

Petar Jandric
2017 Educational Futures  
Looking at the current state of the art of philosophy of technology, it argues for the need for interdisciplinarity, and places Feenberg's work in the wider context of Science and Technology Studies (STS  ...  It links Feenberg's philosophy of technology with his engagement in online learning, and assesses its dominant technical codes.  ...  I recall that at the time Langdon Winner wrote an article entitled "Upon Opening the Black Box and Finding It Empty: Social Constructivism and the Philosophy of Technology" (1993), the black box in question  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-94-6351-077-6_2 fatcat:oyrybprjyzgx7b3tnh6pwhq6mu

Toward an epistemology of nano-technosciences

Jan C. Schmidt
2011 Poiesis & Praxis  
Reflection upon the contemporary relevance of Bacon could contribute to the expanding and critical discussion on technoscience. In the following I will reconstruct the term "technoscience".  ...  My finding is that at least four different understandings or types of the term "technoscience" co-exist. In a second step, I will analyze and elaborate on Bacon's epistemological position.  ...  (b) On the other hand, nature has to be vanquished and shaped by means of technology; so we also find in the work of Bacon the initial point for a technologization of nature.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10202-011-0104-z pmid:22207829 pmcid:PMC3234350 fatcat:rh7jminjrfdvbiwlkkdtvmdepa

Among paradigms: Major ways of framing user-related problems in contemporary architectural discourse

Beata Sirowy
2012 FORMakademisk  
It reveals certain limitations of the dominating conceptual positions (positivism/postpositivism, critical theory, constructivism), and argues in turn for the relevance of phenomenology in supporting a  ...  While a review of contemporary architectural theory indicates that user-related concerns have not been absent, this discussion remains rather fragmented and incidental.  ...  Vol.5 Nr. 1 2012, 81-111 negotiate between the needs of the clients and more general objectives generated by a careful consideration of the context of the design.  ... 
doi:10.7577/formakademisk.377 fatcat:vfyldzfqybbnngiktqkic2tqd4

Predicating from an Early Age: Edusemiotics and the Potential of Children's Preconceptions

Alin Olteanu, Maria Kambouri, Andrew Stables
2016 Studies in Philosophy and Education  
Empirical data and findings of constructivist research are interpreted in the light of Peirce's semiotics.  ...  While acknowledging the differences, we explain that constructivism and semiotics share the assumption of realism that knowledge can only be developed upon knowledge and, therefore, an epistemological  ...  This opposes the typical modern perspective of the organism as a black box.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11217-016-9526-3 fatcat:or2lq6lj5bgjtivkmwnrvt64jy

Relations That Constitute Technology and Media That Make a Difference

Werner Rammert
1999 Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology  
from non-intended ones in a black box.  ...  by repetition in time or incorporation in matter, and the closure of a system by encapsulation and "black boxing."  ... 
doi:10.5840/techne1999439 fatcat:se36vb34jbezbfw4ne7m5dqxdm

Sociological Studies and Philosophical Studies: Twenty Years of Controversy

Adelaida Ambrogi Alvarez
1996 Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology  
The processes, agents, and resources that brought them about become, in this way, invisible. Scientific results become black boxes that have a life of their own.  ...  Although I recognize that this paper is not directly related to philosophy of technology, its PHIL & TECH 1:3-4 Spring 1996 Ambrogi Alvarez, Sociological and Philosophical Studies  ... 
doi:10.5840/techne199613/410 fatcat:h6y2j3yiord3xa6fwv7wicvod4

The crowd in crowdsourcing: Crowdsourcing as a pragmatic research method

Lina Eklund, Isabell Stamm, Wanda Katja Liebermann
2019 First Monday  
to the crowd, the tasks, and the platform used.  ...  Finally, the study suggests that crowdsourcing is a digital method that could be considered a pragmatic method; the challenge of a sound crowdsourcing project is to think about the researcher's relationship  ...  (VSPA), Division of Arts and Humanities, Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS), Center for Science, Technology, Medicine and Society as well as the participants at the symposium for taking part in  ... 
doi:10.5210/fm.v24i10.9206 fatcat:aoybgxrhafexbnr3hzq6kgqo7e

Coding Data As A Self Organising System

Alexander Hayes
2017 Figshare  
This paper describes the database of literature collected and then collated for the thesis, The Socio-ethical Implications of Body-Worn Video Recorders: An Ethnographic Study.  ...  The purpose of this short data paper is to provide the reader with an understanding of the process by which the collection followed by collation of literature sources, codification of those resources,  ...  Lamming MG 1993 Journal Article Do Not Despair: There Is Life after Constructivism Bijker WE 1993 Journal Article Upon Opening the Black Box and Finding It Empty: Social Constructivism and the  ... 
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.5625187.v1 fatcat:oddx6yrhvbfjbbp3pwokhzqkxy

Shining a brighter light into the digital 'black box': A call for stronger sociological (re)engagement with digital technology design, development and adoption debates

Mike Hynes
2017 Irish Journal of Sociology  
Overall, it is a call for stronger sociological (re)engagement in crucial digital technology debates and its significant and frequently disruptive nature upon society.  ...  A theory is presented on the phenomenon of 'fake news' and how digital communications and the unrestrained 'wild west culture of the Web 2.0 revolution' have facilitated a state where fact and fiction  ...  The main criticism of Technological Constructivism came from Langdon Winner's influential critique of SCOT entitled Upon Opening the Black Box and Finding it Empty: Social Constructivism and the Philosophy  ... 
doi:10.1177/0791603517741605 fatcat:cbc6ln44j5db7hycyttls2mseq

Linguistics and Philosophy [chapter]

1999 Sprache und Sprachen in den Wissenschaften  
After all, to find something we must know beforehand what to look for, where we may find it, and how we may recognize it if stumbling upon it.  ...  And, above all, philosophy students are seldom if ever told that the tacit ontology of science and technology is materialist: that scientists do not expect to find ideas hovering above matter and ruling  ...  This school admitted the formal nature of mathematics, but it offered no viable philosophy of mathematics.  ... 
doi:10.1515/9783110801323.269 fatcat:bbu7abw7r5ex3hje3wrvrhpwre
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