An epistemological obstacle to the study of technology
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Keywords

Technology
humanities
social sciences
sciences of complexity
epistemological pluralism.

Abstract

This paper argues that the study on the phenomenon of technology is an area of research that the humanities and social sciences should study. However, the social and humanistic study of technology is often obstructed by various epistemological obstacles that emerge in the course of the investigation. Then, one of these epistemological obstacles is presented in greater depth: the diversity of currents of study of the technological phenomenon, proceeding with the identification of those same currents. Finally, the need for an emerging framework that offers a pluralistic epistemology and integrates the presented currents is provided so that the phenomenon of the diversity of perspectives, instead of representing an obstacle, becomes an additional tool in the humanistic and social study of technology.

https://doi.org/10.15174/au.2018.1173
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