Technological Paradigms

  • Juan Manuel DuránEmail author
Part of the The Frontiers Collection book series (FRONTCOLL)


In previous chapters, we have discussed how philosophers, scientists, and engineers alike construct the idea that computer simulations offer a ‘new epistemology’ for scientific practice. By this they meant that computer simulations introduce new—and perhaps unprecedented—forms of knowing and understanding the surrounding world, forms that were not available before. Whereas scientists and engineers emphasize the scientific novelty of computer simulations, philosophers try to appraise computer simulations for their philosophical virtues. The truth of the former claim is out of question, the latter, however, is more controversial.

Copyright information

© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Technology, Policy and ManagementDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands

Personalised recommendations