Table of Contents

Contributors; Science in the Context of Application: Methodological Change, Conceptual Transformation, Cultural Reorientation; Research Going Practical: A Break with the Epistemic Past?; Changing Conditions of Scientific Research; Science, Values, and Society; Exploring Science in the Context of Application; References; Part I Changing Conditions of Scientific Research: Science and Technology; Knowledge, Politics, and Commerce: Science Under the Pressure of Practice; Between the Pure and Applied: The Search for the Elusive Middle Ground. We increasingly view the world around us as a product of science and technology. Accordingly, we have begun to appreciate that science does not take its problems only from nature and then produces technological applications, but that the very problems of scientific research themselves are generated by science and technology. Simultaneously, problems like global warming, the toxicology of nanoparticles, or the use of renewable energies are constituted by many factors that interact with great complexity. Science in the context of application is challenged to gain new understanding and control of.