• The Hypothesis of Reality and the Reality of Hypotheses
    In Michael Heidelberger & Gregor Schiemann (eds.), The Significance of the Hypothetical in Natural Science, De Gruyter. pp. 313-340. 2009.
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    Technology Assessment of Socio-Technical Futures—A Discussion Paper
    with Andreas Lösch, Knud Böhle, Christopher Coenen, Paulina Dobroc, Reinhard Heil, Armin Grunwald, Dirk Scheer, Christoph Schneider, Arianna Ferrari, Dirk Hommrich, Martin Sand, Stefan C. Aykut, Sascha Dickel, Daniela Fuchs, Karen Kastenhofer, Helge Torgersen, Bruno Gransche, Alexandra Hausstein, Kornelia Konrad, Petra Schaper-Rinkel, Ingo Schulz-Schaeffer, and Alexander Wentland
    In Andreas Lösch, Armin Grunwald, Martin Meister & Ingo Schulz-Schaeffer (eds.), Socio-Technical Futures Shaping the Present: Empirical Examples and Analytical Challenges, Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden. pp. 285-308. 2019.
    Problem: Visions of technology, future scenarios, guiding visions represent imaginations of future states of affairs that play a functional role in processes of technological research, development and innovation—e.g. as a means to create attention, communication, coordination, or for the strategic exertion of influence. Since a couple of years there is a growing attention for such imaginations of futures in politics, the economy, research and the civil society. This trend concerns technology ass…Read more
  • Unheimlichkeit und Autonomie. Jahrbuch Technikphilosophie 6
    with Don Ihde, Andreas Kaminski, Alexander Friedrich, Petra Gehring, and Christoph Hubig
    Nomos. forthcoming.
  • What is Postphenomenology? A controversy
    with Don Ihde, Andreas Kaminski, Alexander Friedrich, Petra Gehring, and Christoph Hubig
  • Ding und System. Jahrbuch Technikphilosophie 1 (edited book)
    with Andreas Kaminski, Gerhard Gamm, Petra Gehring, and Christoph Hubig
    Diaphane. 2015.
  • Technisches Nichtwissen. Jahrbuch Technikphilosophie 3 (edited book)
    with Andreas Kaminski, Alexander Friedrich, Petra Gehring, and Christoph Hubig
    Nomos. 2017.
  • Arbeit und Spiel. Jahrbuch Technikphilosophie 4 (edited book)
    with Andreas Kaminski, Alexander Friedrich, Petra Gehring, and Christoph Hubig
    Nomos. 2018.
  • Steuern und Regeln. Jahrbuch Technikphilosophie (edited book)
    with Andreas Kaminski, Petra Gehring, Alexander Friedrich, and Christoph Hubig
    Nomos. 2019.
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    NanoTechnoScience for Philosophers of Science
    Philosophia Scientae 23 99-119. 2019.
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    NanoTechnoScience for Philosophers of Science
    Philosophia Scientiæ. Travaux d'Histoire Et de Philosophie des Sciences 23 99-119. 2019.
    Au cours des dernières décennies, la philosophie des sciences est devenue la philosophie des sciences particulières. En conséquence, certaines des questions majeures de la philosophie des sciences sont adressées à la recherche en nanosciences et technologie. C’est le cas notamment des questions concernant la nature de la connaissance, le rôle de la théorie, les pratiques expérimentales et observationnelles. Ces questions habituelles suscitent des réponses inattendues, suggérant que la nanotechno…Read more
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    A Feeling for the Work as a Limited Whole
    Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 22 (3): 334-351. 2018.
    This is a paper, on the face of it, about Wittgenstein’s Tractatus and its contribution to the philosophy of technology. As such, it advances a three-fold claim: Especially the early Wittgenstein was not a philosopher of technology. Though he does not recognize philosophical problems of technology—for example, of engineering knowledge—he is keenly aware of the limits of philosophy. Thus, he inadvertently opens up a perspective for the philosophy of technology, after all. By drawing out the impli…Read more
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    Mit Robotik, Digitalisierung, softwaregesteuerten Präzisionsinstrumenten und hochkomplexen Simulationsverfahren wird heute Technik zur treibenden Kraft der wissenschaftlichen Forschungspraxis. Gleichzeitig sieht sich die universitäre Forschung wachsenden gesellschaftlichen Einflüssen ausgesetzt und nähert sich selbst immer mehr der Industrieforschung an, woraus sich neue Fragen nach den Werten und der Objektivität der Wissenschaft ergeben. Derartig weitreichende Veränderungen haben zahlreiche Sp…Read more
  • Trennungsarbeit: Die Geistes- und Technowissenschaften im Zeitalter der Begleitforschung
    NTM Zeitschrift für Geschichte der Wissenschaften, Technik und Medizin 16 (1): 127-132. 2008.
  • Technik, List und Tod. Jahrbuch Technikphilosophie (2), (edited book)
    with Gamm Gerhard, Petra Gehring, Hubig Christoph, and Andreas Kaminski
    Diaphanes. 2016.
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    Heinrich Hertz: Scientific Biography and Experimental Life
    Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 31 (3): 537-549. 2000.
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    Noumenal Technology: Reflections on the Incredible Tininess of Nano
    Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 8 (3): 3-23. 2005.
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    Community, Immortality, Enlightenment
    Proceedings of the Eighth International Kant Congress 2 705-712. 1995.
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    Noumenal Technology
    Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 8 (3): 3-23. 2005.
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    Wittgenstein's Tractatus: An Introduction
    Cambridge University Press. 2005.
    Ludwig Wittgenstein's 'Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus' is one of the most important books of the twentieth century. It influenced philosophers and artists alike and it continues to fascinate readers today. It offers rigorous arguments but clothes them in enigmatic pronouncements. Wittgenstein himself said that his book is 'strictly philosophical and simultaneously literary, and yet there is no blathering in it'. This introduction, first published in 2005, considers both the philosophical and the…Read more
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    Unterfordert und überschätzt: Zur Ethisierung der Forschungspraxis
    In Andreas Hetzel & Gerhard Gamm (eds.), Ethik - Wozu Und Wie Weiter?, Transcript Verlag. pp. 101-120. 2015.
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    Changing Perspectives – From the Experimental to the Technological Turn in History and Philosophy of Science. In the 1960s the philosophy of science was transformed through the encounter with the history of science, resulting in a collaborative venture by the name of “History and Philosophy of Science” . Philosophy of science adopted ever more regularly the format of the case study to reconstruct certain episodes from the history of science, and historians were mostly interested in the productio…Read more