Questioning Technology

Questioning Technology

by Andrew Feenberg
     
 

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In this extraordinary introduction to the study of the philosophy of technology, Andrew Feenberg argues that techonological design is central to the social and political structure of modern societies. Environmentalism, information technology, and medical advances testify to technology's crucial importance.
In his lucid and engaging style, Feenberg shows that

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In this extraordinary introduction to the study of the philosophy of technology, Andrew Feenberg argues that techonological design is central to the social and political structure of modern societies. Environmentalism, information technology, and medical advances testify to technology's crucial importance.
In his lucid and engaging style, Feenberg shows that technology is the medium of daily life. Every major technical changes reverberates at countless levels: economic, political, and cultural. If we continue to see the social and technical domains as being seperate, then we are essentially denying an integral part of our existence, and our place in a democratic society.
Questioning Tecchnology convinces us that it is vital that we learn more about technology the better to live with it and to manage it.

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An introduction to the study of the philosophy of technology, arguing that technological design is central to the social and political structure of modern societies. Shows that technology is the medium of daily life, and demonstrates how every major technical change reverberates at the economic, political, religious, and cultural levels. Topics include environmentalism and the politics of technology, the limits of technical rationality, democratizing technology, and technology and meaning. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781134737970
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/21/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
264
File size:
449 KB

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