Philosophy of Technology: An Introduction / Edition 1

Philosophy of Technology: An Introduction / Edition 1

by Val Dusek
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405111623

ISBN-13: 9781405111621

Pub. Date: 03/21/2006

Publisher: Wiley

Ideal for undergraduate students in philosophy and science studies, Philosophy of Technology offers an engaging and comprehensive overview of a subject vital to our time.

  • An up-to-date, accessible overview of the philosophy of technology, defining technology and its characteristics.
  • Explores the issues that arise as technology becomes an

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Ideal for undergraduate students in philosophy and science studies, Philosophy of Technology offers an engaging and comprehensive overview of a subject vital to our time.

  • An up-to-date, accessible overview of the philosophy of technology, defining technology and its characteristics.
  • Explores the issues that arise as technology becomes an integral part of our society.
  • In addition to traditional topics in science and technology studies, the volume offers discussion of technocracy, the romantic rebellion against technology.
  • Complements The Philosophy of Technology: The Technological Condition: An Anthology, edited by Robert C. Scharff and Val Dusek (Blackwell, 2003).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405111621
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/21/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 9.57(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

1Philosophy of science and technology6
2What is technology? : defining or characterizing technology26
3Technocracy38
4Rationality, technological rationality, and reason53
5Phenomenology, hermeneutics, and technology70
6Technological determinism84
7Autonomous technology105
8Human nature : tool-making or language?112
9Women, feminism, and technology136
10Non-western technology and local knowledge156
11Anti-technology : romanticism, Luddism, and the ecology movement176
12Social constructionism and actor-network theory198

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