Metaphysics, Epistemology, and Technology / Edition 1by Carl Mitcham
Pub. Date: 12/20/2000
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
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Contributions include general proposals for the reform of the philosophy of technology; examinations of the work of major philosophers including Wittgenstein, Heidegger, Jonas, Ihde, and Merleau-Ponty; an extended argument for a more careful delineation of the difference between science and technology; a new analysis of the concept of efficiency; extended studies of the fate of skill in the information age and the place of the body in virtual reality.
Themed review essays and general reviews complement the chapters.
Table of ContentsPart headings and selected papers: General introduction (C. Mitcham). Theme Section: Metaphysics and Epistemology of Technology. Changed encounters with things and ontological transformations: the case of ubiquitous computing (A.A. Araya). Hermeneutics and the phenomenon of information (R. Capurro). The fate of skills in the information age (B. Hook). The conception of time and its relationship to technology (T.J. Rivers).
Review Essays on Metaphysical and Epistemological Themes. Philosophy of Mind and Technology? David Chalmers,
Reviews: Metaphysical and Epistemological Issues. The Unknowable Being of Lightness. David Park,
Reviews: General. From Boon to Bane: Evolving Local Perceptions of a Nuclear Weapons Production Plant. Len Ackland,
Notes on Contributors. Index for Volume 19.
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