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Technology and the Good Life?

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ISBN-10: 0226333876

ISBN-13: 9780226333878

Edition: 2000

Authors: Eric Higgs, Andrew Light, David Strong

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Book details

Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 11/15/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.98" wide x 8.98" long x 1.06" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Andrew Light is assistant professor of environmental philosophy, director of the Environmental Conservation program, and codirector of the Applied Philosophy Group at New York University. He is the author of Reel Arguments: Film, Philosophy, and Social Criticismand is the editor or coeditor of fifteen books on philosophy and environmental studies. He lives in New York City.Jonathan M. Smith is professor of geography at Texas A& M and is the coeditor of Re-Reading Cultural Geography; Worldview Flux: Perplexed Values Among Postmodern Peoples; American Space/American Place: Geographies of the Contemporary United States; and the journal Philosophy and Geography. He lives in Bryan, Texas.

List of Contributors
Philosophy of Technology Today
Borgmann's Philosophy of Technology
Philosophy of Technology: Retrospective and Prospective Views
Evaluating Focal Things
Focal Things and Focal Practices
Technology and Nostalgia
Focaltechnics, Pragmatechnics, and the Reform of Technology
Borgmann's Unzeitgemasse Betrachtungen: On the Prepolitical Conditions of a Politics of Place
On Character and Technology
Theory in the Service of Practice
The Moving Image: Between Devices and Things
Farming as Focal Practice
Design and the Reform of Technology: Venturing Out into the Open
Nature by Design
Extensions and Controversies
Technological Ethics in a Different Voice
Crossing the Postmodern Divide with Borgmann, or Adventures in Cyberspace
Technology and Temporal Ambiguity
Trapped in Consumption: Modern Social Structure and the Entrenchment of the Device
From Essentialism to Constructivism: Philosophy of Technology at the Crossroads
Philosophy in the Service of Things
Reply to My Critics