Technology and Non-Evident Risk – A Contribution to Prevention
CHAPTER III – Technopathogenology – The science and its method
CHAPTER III Technopathogenology – The science and its method ‘To protect present and future Humans’ I. Introduction When we finished our Introduction, we said that following the principle of Ancient Greeks, the aim of Technopathogenology is to contribute to the establishment of the canons which Technology should respect, so that the generated change does not lead to adverse effects of late manife- station in human health. Such change should not neglect the environment or fellow living creatures, which are many times not the direct beneficia- ries of the work created by the Technical Man. We chose the epigraph to protect present and future Humans for this chapter – in which we will describe our disciplinary proposal – as a prin- ciple and commitment that must guide the search for knowledge in our discipline and also should guide any technological change. In the previous chapters we have dealt with the two first epistemo- logical criteria to support the need for a new science. We have defined both the phenomenon and the theories that showed its disciplinary or- phanage. We have also observed that this phenomenon has its own iden- tity or singularity as well as such a large magnitude or dimension that calls for a new science. In this chapter we will analyze the methodology and tools proposed for the study of this new phenomenon. 268 II. Technopathogenology: The science Technopathogenology. The search for similar scientific situations We have found similarities with the origin of Technopathogenology in the science developed around the study of...
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