Technology and Values Essential Readings

ISBN-10: 1405149019

ISBN-13: 9781405149013

Edition: 2008

Authors: Craig Hanks, Craig Hanks

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List price: $61.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/27/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

Craig Hanks is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Texas State University-San Marcos, where he is past-chair of the Institutional Review Board. He was previously at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and was Visiting Professor of Philosophy at the Stevens Institute of Technology. He specializes in philosophy of technology and applied philosophy, and has taught courses on engineering ethics, environmental ethics, biomedical ethics, and philosophy of technology. He is author of Refiguring Critical Theory (2002) and editor of Inner Space/Outer Space: The Humanities, Technology and the Postmodern World (1993); his monograph, Technological Musings: Reflections on Technology and Values, is forthcoming.

List of Figures
Acknowledgments
Source Acknowledgments
General Introduction
Theoretical Reflections on Technology
Introductory Considerations of Technology
Toward a Philosophy of Technology
Four Philosophies of Technology
The Relation of Science and Technology to Human Values
A Collective of Humans and Nonhumans
Technology and Ethics
Considering the Autonomy of Technology
The Autonomy of Technology
Artifice and Order
The Autonomy of Technology
Existential and Phenomenological Considerations
The Question Concerning Technology
Man the Technician
Focal Things and Practices
A Phenomenology of Technics
Critical Theory
The New Forms of Control
Technical Progress and the Social Life-World
The Critical Theory of Technology
Pragmatic Considerations
Science and Society
Technology and Community Life
Feminist Considerations
A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century
Technological Ethics in a Different Voice
Applied Reflections on Technology and Value
Technology and Value in Everyday Life
Introduction
The Aesthetic Drama of the Ordinary
Domestic Technology: Labour-saving or Enslaving?
Some Meanings of Automobiles
Values and Bio Technologies
Introduction
How Splendid Technologies Can Go Wrong
Genetics and Reproductive Risk: Can Having Children be Immoral?
Preventing a Brave New World
Ethical Issues in Human Stem Cell Research: Embryos and Beyond
Food for Thought
Value Judgments and Risk Comparisons. The Case of Genetically Engineered Crops
Urban Values
Introduction
The Highway and the City
Designing Cities and Buildings as if They Were Ethical Choices
The Local History of Space
Community
Urban Ecological Citizenship
Environmental Values
Introduction
Why Mow?
Technology
Environment, Technology, and Ethics
The Conceptual Foundations of the Land Ethic
Deep Ecology
Radical American Environmentalism and Wilderness Preservation: A Third World Critique
Just Garbage
Immediate Challenges: Information Technologies, Technological Systems and the Future of Human Values
Introduction
Philosophy of Information Technology
Into the Electronic Millennium
Why I Am not Going to Buy a Computer
In the Age of the Smart Machine
The Social Life of Information
The Quest for Universal Usability
Bibliography
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