Philosophy of Technology: An Introduction / Edition 1

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557782731
  • Publisher: Paragon House Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/13/1998
  • Series: Paragon Issues in Philosophy Series
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 157
  • Sales rank: 1,044,834
  • Product dimensions: 6.01 (w) x 8.99 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Introduction 3
1.1 Philosophy 4
1.2 Philosophies of... 14
1.3 The Twentieth Century 15
1.4 Philosophy of Science 17
1.5 Philosophy and Technology 22
1.6 Philosophy of Technology 38
2 Technology 47
2.1 Technology and the Environment 51
2.2 A Story of Technology 54
2.3 Historic Technologies 55
2.4 Progress 60
2.5 Technology and Culture 64
3 Problems and Technologies 67
3.1 Science/Technology 69
3.2 Science's Technologies 72
3.3 Technology Beyond Science 78
3.4 Global Problems 87
3.5 Conditions for Resolution 93
Ch. 4 Technology as Phenomenon 95
4.1 Langdon Winner: Technologies as Forms of Life 99
4.2 Albert Borgmann: The Device Paradigm and Focal Things 105
4.3 Don Ihde: Lifeworld Technologies 111
4.4 State of the Art 115
Ch. 5 Futures 119
5.1 The Environment as Foundational Issue 119
5.2 Pluriculture 128
5.3 Wars and Wealth 135
5.4 Philosophy and Development 139
Notes 143
Suggested Readings 147
Index 151
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