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The Philosophy of Science and Engineering Design

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The Philosophy of Science and Engineering Design
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The Philosophy of Science and Engineering Design
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SpringerBriefs in Philosophy
The Philosophy of Science and Engineering Design
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The Philosophy of Science and Engineering Design
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  • Contents -- Introduction -- 1 Assessing the Explanatory Relevance of Ascriptions of Technical Functions -- Abstract -- 1.1 Introduction -- 1.2 Functional Versus Teleological Explanation: Why Was Artifact X Produced? -- 1.2.1 The ICE Theory of Technical Functions -- 1.2.2 Heuristics of Technical Function Ascriptions -- 1.3 Malfunction Explanation -- 1.3.1 Malfunction Analysis: An Engineering Example -- 1.4 Conclusions -- References -- 2 Mechanistic Explanation in Engineering Science -- Abstract -- 2.1 Introduction -- 2.2 Mechanistic Explanation in Engineering Science -- 2.2.1 Mechanistic Explanation: Explanation by Decomposition and (Role) Function Ascription -- 2.2.2 Function and Functional Decomposition in Engineering -- 2.2.3 Reverse Engineering Explanation (and Redesign): Token Level Capacity Explanation -- 2.2.4 Malfunction Explanation -- 2.2.5 Abstraction, Generality, and Type Level Capacity Explanation -- 2.2.6 Capturing Mechanistic Explanation in Engineering Science: Pluralism About Mechanistic Role Functions -- 2.3 Explanation by Effect Functional Decomposition: Where Engineering and Systems Biology Meet -- 2.3.1 Engineering and Mechanistic Explanation in System Biology: The E. coli Heat Shock Case -- 2.4 Explanatory Power: Rethinking the Explanatory Desiderata of 'Abstraction' and 'Completeness and Specificity' -- 2.4.1 Malfunction Explanation: Local Specificity and Global Abstraction -- 2.4.2 Malfunction Explanation in Biology -- References -- 3 Assessing the Roles of Design Representations: Counterfactual Understanding and Technical Advantage Predictions -- Abstract -- 3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 Design Representations and the Problem of the Absent Artifact -- 3.3 Exposing the Problem of the Absent Artifact as a Pseudo-Problem -- 3.4 Elaborating Roles of Design Representations -- 3.4.1 Counterfactual Understanding
  • 3.4.2 Prediction and Technical Advantage Statements -- 3.5 Conclusion -- References -- 4 On Testing Engineering Design Methods: Explanation, Reverse Engineering, and Constitutive Relevance -- Abstract -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 Mechanistic Explanation: Explanation by Decomposition -- 4.2.1 Mechanistic Explanation -- 4.3 Mutual Manipulability and the Causal-Constitutive Relevance Distinction -- 4.3.1 Mutual Manipulability -- 4.3.2 Fat-Handedness and Mutual Manipulability Combined -- 4.4 Testing (Reverse) Engineering Design Methods: Applying Mutual Manipulability -- 4.4.1 Mechanistic Reverse Engineering Explanation -- 4.4.2 Testing Case -- 4.4.3 The Goodness of Design Representations -- 4.5 Outlook and Conclusions -- References
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