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Author Elster, Jon, 1940-

Title Explaining technical change : a case study in the philosophy of science / Jon Elster
Published Cambridge [Englan] ; New York : Cambridge University Press ; Oslo : Universitetsforlaget, 1983


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Description 272 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Series Studies in rationality and social change
Studies in rationality and social change.
Contents Machine derived contents note: Preface; General introduction; Part I. Modes of Scientific Explanation: 1. Causal explanation; 2. Functional explanation; 3. Intentional explanation; Part II. Theories of Technical Change: 4. Neoclassical theories; 5. Schumpeter's theory; 6. Evolutionary theories; 7. Marxist theories; Appendices; Notes; References; Index
Analysis Technological innovation Explanation
Technological innovation Explanation - Philosophical perspectives
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages [259]-269
Subject Science -- Philosophy.
Technological innovations.
Technology -- Philosophy.
Author Maison des sciences de l'homme
LC no. 82009702
ISBN 0521249201
0521270723 (paperback)
8200063348 (Oslo)
8200064549 (Oslo)