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Conversations on the Search for a ‘Physics & Chemistry\ud – an Alchemy’ of Innovation - Reward Systems.\ud \ud

By Mr James Alexander


Bruno Latour in “How to evaluate innovation” develops a fairly simple well argumented procedure based upon the experimental sciences which may prove valuable to all. Latour suggests that the scientific method should be applied not only by scientists but even more so by major decision makers especially politician. Doing one's best and working for the better are some of the the questions discussed in this paper. \ud Some of Latour's concepts are clarified by translation to simple graphical models. Models for failure MTBF-mean time between failure - are playfully, creatively transformed into models for success. \ud \ud In spite of the many serious issues discussed,this paper hopefully remains light-hearted in its style and approach

Topics: Applied Cognitive Psychology, Ethics, Philosophy of Science, Decision Theory
Year: 2009
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