Volume 3, 1983
Sektions-Vorträge II - Résumés des sections II - Section Papers II
Sarah Anne Steuber Bishop
Mastering Scientific and Technological Progress
Suggestions on the Practical Importance of Prediction
Prediction, a notion which intimately relates Science and technology, is examined, and a proposal made to translate predictions into performatives and complex questions. Insights gained from a recent study of the accuracy of technological predictions shed some light on the nature of scientific knowledge, theories, and practice. Some of Michael Scriven's Claims regarding value-laden "science" are thrown into question.