Philosophy of Technology An Introduction

ISBN-10: 1405111631
ISBN-13: 9781405111638
Edition: 2006 (Revised)
Authors: Val Dusek
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Book details

List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/13/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

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).

Table of Contents Philosophy of Technology: An Introduction
Philosophy of Science and Technology
What is technology? Defining or Characterizing Technology
Technocracy
Rationality, Technological Rationality, and Reason
Phenomenology, Hermeneutics and Technology
Technological Determinism
Autonomous Technology
Human Nature: Tool Making or Language?
Women, Feminism and Technology
Non-Western Technology and Local Knowledge
Anti-Technology: Romanticism, Luddism and the Ecology Movement
Social Constructionism and Actor Network Theory
Bibliography
Index

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