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Readings in the Philosophy of Technology

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ISBN-10: 0742514897

ISBN-13: 9780742514898

Edition: 2004

Authors: David M. Kaplan

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Compiled specifically with students & newcomers in mind, this book explores the multiple ways in which humanity shapes & affects technologies & is, in turn, shaped & affected by them.
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Book details

List price: $62.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/23/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 504
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Paul B. Thompson is W.K. Kellogg Chair in Agricultural, Food and Community Ethics, Department of Philosophy, Michigan State University, with partial appointments in the Agricultural Economics and Resource Development Departments. He previously held positions as Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Director, Center for Food Animal Productivity and Wellbeing at Purdue University and prior to that positions as Professor of Philosophy and Agricultural Economics and Director, Center for Science and Technology Policy and Ethics, at Texas A&M University.Editorial positions at Springer are a jointly held position of editor-in-chief of the bookseries The International Library of Environmental, Agricultural and Food Ethics, and membership of the editorial boards of the journalsnbsp; Agriculture and Human Values, and Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics. nbsp;

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Do Machines Make History?
Toward a Philosophy of Technology
Question Concerning Technology
Heidegger on Gaining a Free Relation to Technology
Social Implications of Technology
Technical Progress and the Social Life-World
The Culture of Technology
Technologies as Forms of Life
Focal Things and Practices
A Phenomenology of Technics
A Cyborg Manifesto
A Collective of Humans and Nonhumans
Ecological Restoration and the Culture of Nature
Democratic Rationalization
Technology and Responsibility
Technology, Demography, and the Anachronism of Traditional Rights
The Constitution in Cyberspace
Technological Ethics in a Different Voice
Do Artifacts Have Politics?
Strong Democracy and Technology
Socialism and the Democratic Planning of Technical Change
The Insurgent Architect at Work
Panopticism
Enhancement Technology?
Twenty-First Century Bodies
Why Computers May Never Think like People
Whither Psychoanalysis in Computer Culture?
Experimentation and Scientific Realism
Laboratories
Scientific Visualism
Should Philosophies of Science Encode Democratic Ideals?
Index