Nanotechnology: Generalizations in an interdisciplinary field of science and technology

Meyer, Martin and Kuusi, Osmo (2004) Nanotechnology: Generalizations in an interdisciplinary field of science and technology. Hyle : International Journal for Philosophy of Chemistry, 10 (2). pp. 155-170. ISSN 1433-5158

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Abstract

This paper reports on work-in-progress in the area of technology generalization. More specifically, it presents a model that allows integrating various expectations regarding emerging technologies. Nanotechnology is used as an example of a novel field of science and technology. The notion of leitbild (`guiding image¿) is used as a mediating concept pointing to potentially emerging technologies. Then we discuss to what extent patent and publication data can facilitate identifying scientific and technological trends and how to evaluate the epistemic utility of a leitbild.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Business and Management
Depositing User: Martin Meyer
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 18:23
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2012 09:42
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/16072
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