Philosophy of Technology: An Introduction / Edition 1

Philosophy of Technology: An Introduction / Edition 1

by Val Dusek
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1405111623

ISBN-13: 9781405111621

Pub. Date: 03/21/2006

Publisher: Wiley

Philosophy of Technology: An Introduction skillfully guides readers through the core philosophical issues raised by technology’s increasingly ubiquitous and powerful presence in society and our daily lives. Considering first the question of what technology is, Dusek goes on to address a wide range of concerns, including technocracy, technological

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Philosophy of Technology: An Introduction skillfully guides readers through the core philosophical issues raised by technology’s increasingly ubiquitous and powerful presence in society and our daily lives. Considering first the question of what technology is, Dusek goes on to address a wide range of concerns, including technocracy, technological rationality, technological determinism, and varieties of resistance to technology. Penetrating study questions at the end of each chapter provide the necessary tools to critically examine the nature of technology and its impact on our lives.

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.

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

Introduction.

1. Philosophy of Science and Technology.

2. What is technology? Defining or Characterizing Technology.

3. Technocracy.

4. Rationality, Technological Rationality, and Reason.

5. Phenomenology, Hermeneutics and Technology.

6. Technological Determinism.

7. Autonomous Technology.

8. Human Nature: Tool Making or Language?.

9. Women, Feminism and Technology.

10. Non-Western Technology and Local Knowledge.

11. Anti-Technology: Romanticism, Luddism and the Ecology Movement.

12. Social Constructionism and Actor Network Theory.

Bibliography.

Index.

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