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History of Technology

  • Daniel Little
Chapter
Part of the Methodos Series book series (METH, volume 6)

Abstract

Technological change is a key issue for the philosophy of history, because technology is itself a complex social process, involving the influence of many social factors (economic, scientific, political, organizational, educational). So arriving at a history of a particular technology—e.g., electric power, inertial navigation, or medieval ship construction—is itself a challenging and important task for historians.

Keywords

Technological Change Rail System Rail Transport Policy Culture Rail Network 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Michigan-Dearborn Office of the ChancellorDearbornUSA

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