Using Words and Things: Language and Philosophy of Technology

Using Words and Things: Language and Philosophy of Technology

by Mark Coeckelbergh


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138694163
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/20/2017
Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy Series
Pages: 306
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Mark Coeckelbergh is Professor of Philosophy of Media and Technology at the Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna, and (part-time) Professor of Technology and Social Responsibility at De Montfort University, UK. His publications include Growing Moral Relations (2012), Human Being @ Risk (2013), Environmental Skill (2015), Money Machines (2015), New Romantic Cyborgs (2017), and numerous articles in the area of philosophy of technology.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction: Words and Things

Part I: Humans Speak (Subjects versus Objects)

Chapter 2: Speaking with and about Technology

Chapter 3: Giving Meaning to Technology: A Searlean Social Ontology of Technological Artefacts

Part II: Language Speaks (Subjects Change Objects)

Chapter 4: Language and the Social Construction of Artefacts

Chapter 5: All about Language: Postmodern Interpretations, or the Muting of Humans and Technology

Part III: Technology Speaks (Objects Change Subjects)

Chapter 6: What Technology Tells Us (To Do) (Part 1): Media, Artefacts, Networks

Chapter 7: What Technology Tells Us (To Do) (Part 2): Narrative Technologies, or Interpreting and Materializing Ricoeur

Part IV: Humans, Language, and Technology Speak (Subjects and Objects Entangled)

Chapter 8: Using and Performing with Words and Things

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