New Waves in Philosophy of Technology

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Overview

The volume advances research in the philosophy of technology by introducing contributors who have an acute sense of how to get beyond or reframe the epistemic, ontological and normative limitations that currently limit the fields of philosophy of technology and science and technology studies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230220003
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 11/25/2008
  • Series: New Waves in Philosophy Series
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

JAN KYRRE BERG OLSEN teaches theory of science at the Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, Denmark He is co-editor (with Evan Selinger) of Five Questions in Philosophy of Technology (2007)

EVAN SELINGER is an Assistant Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology, USA. His books include: Chasing Technoscience: Matrix for Materiality, Postphenomenology: A Critical Companion to Ihde, The Philosophy of Expertise, Five Questions: Philosophy of Technology, and Rethinking Theories and Practices of Imaging. SØREN RIIS is a Research Fellow at the University of Roskilde, Denmark.

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Table of Contents

Foreword—D.Ihde
Series Editors? Preface
Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Introduction—J.K.Berg Olsen, E.Selinger&—S.Riis
PART I: HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY AND TECHNOLOGY
Homo Faber: The Unity of the History and Philosophy of Technology—K.Lee
Becoming Through Technology—J.K.Berg Olsen
PART II: TECHNOLOGY: EPISTEMIC AND METAPHYSICAL ISSUES
Quick-Freezing Philosophy: An Analysis of Imaging Technologies in Neurobiology—R.Rosenberger
How To Read Technology Critically; D.Kaplan
The Mcluhans and Metaphysics—G.Harman
The Question Concerning Thinking—S.Riis
Understanding Technology Ontotheologically, or: The Danger and the Promise of Heidegger, An American Perspective—I.Thomson
PART III: TECHNOLOGY: ETHICAL AND POLITICAL ISSUES
Human Enhancement and Personal Identity—P.Brey
The Future of Humanity—N.Bostrom
Technology, the Environment, and the Moral Considerability of Artifacts—B.Hale
Cultivating Humanity: Toward a Non-Humanist Ethics of Technology—P-P.Verbeek
PART IV: COMPARATIVE PHILOSOPHY OF TECHNOLOGY
Technology Transfer and Globalization: A New Wave for Philosophy of Technology?—E.Selinger
Philosophy of Technology as Empirical Philosophy: Comparing Technological Scales in Practice—C.Bruun Jensen&—C.Gad
Index

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