Philosophy of Technology: An Introduction / Edition 1

Philosophy of Technology: An Introduction / Edition 1

by Val Dusek
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1405111631

ISBN-13: 9781405111638

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

Overview

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:
9781405111638
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/21/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.05(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.57(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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