Der 16. Weltkongress für Philosophie

Volume 3, 1983

Sektions-Vorträge II - Résumés des sections II - Section Papers II

Sarah Anne Steuber Bishop
Pages 101-105

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.