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By William R. Shea (auth.), William R. Shea (eds.)

These comments preface volumes together with the lawsuits of the 3rd overseas convention at the heritage and Philosophy of technological know-how of the overseas Union of background and Philosophy of technology. The convention was once held below the auspices of the Union, The Social Sciences and arts study Council of Canada, and the Canadian Society for historical past and Philosophy of technology. The conferences happened in Montreal, Canada, 25--29 August 1980, with Concordia collage as host establishment. this system of the convention was once prepared via a Joint fee of the foreign Union of historical past and Philosophy of technological know-how inclusive of Robert E. Butts (Canada), John Murdoch (U. S. A. ), Vladimir Kirsanov (U. S. S. R. ), and Paul Weingartner (Austria). The neighborhood preparations Committee consisted of Stanley G. French, Chair (Concordia), Michel Paradis, treasurer (McGill), Franyois Duchesneau (Universite de Montreal), Robert Nadeau (Universite du Quebec a Montreal), and William Shea (McGill University). either committees are indebted to Dr. G. R. Paterson, then President of the Canadian Society for background and Philosophy of technological know-how, who shared his services in lots of methods. Dr. French and his employees labored diligently and successfully on behalf of all members. the town of Montreal was once, as regularly, the sophisticated mix of extravagance, appeal, heat and pleasure that keeps her prestige because the jewel of Canadian towns. The investment of significant foreign meetings is usually a problem.

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