Philosophy of Technology: Practical, Historical and Other Dimensions

Philosophy of Technology: Practical, Historical and Other Dimensions

by P.T. Durbin (Editor)

Paperback(Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1989)

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The corps of philosophers who make up the Society for Philosophy & Technology has now been collaborating, in one fashion or another, for almost fifteen years. In addition, the number of philosophers, world-wide, who have begun to focus their analytical skills on technology and related social problems grows increasingly every year. {It would certainly swell the ranks if all of them joined the Society!) It seems more than ap­ propriate, in this context, to publish a miscellaneous volume that em­ phasizes the extraordinary range and diversity of contemporary contribu­ tions to the philosophical understanding of the exceedingly complex phenomenon that is modern technology. My thanks, once again, to the anonymous referees who do so much to maintain standards for the series. And thanks also to the secretaries - Mary Imperatore and Dorothy Milsom - in the Philosophy Department at the University of Delaware; their typing and retyping of the MSS, and especially notes and references, also contributes to keeping our standards high. PAUL T. DURBIN vii Paul T. Durbin (ed.), Philosophy ofT echnology, p. vii.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789401075343
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 09/28/2011
Series: Philosophy and Technology , #6
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1989
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

I Practical Problems.- Cybernetics, Culpability, and Risk: Automatic Launch and Accidental War.- Catastrophic Possibilities of Space-Based Defense.- Judgment and Policy: The Two-Step in Mandated Science and Technology.- II Historical Dimensions.- Skull’s Darkroom: The Camera Obscura and Subjectivity.- Workplace Democracy for Teachers: John Dewey’s Contribution.- Doing and Making in a Democracy: Dewey’s Experience of Technology.- Pragmatism, Praxis, and the Technological.- III International and Intergenerational Perspectives.- Philosophy of Technology in China.- Design Methodology: A Personal Statement.- Responsibility and Future Generations: A Constructivist Model.- Name Index.

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