Introduction to the Symposium ‘Applying Science’

R. Bod, Mieke Boon, M. Boumans

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Science is expected to solve a variety of human and societal problems, ranging from climate forecasting, ground purification, crop protection, cancer treatment, and flood control—to name a few. Solving such problems requires reliable knowledge relevant to the particular problem at hand. However, science by itself does not provide off-theshelf solutions, and the epistemological bridge between scientific knowledge on the one hand and applications of such knowledge to real-world problems on the other hand is still under construction.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)1-3
JournalInternational studies in the philosophy of science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2006


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