Readings In The Philosophy Of Technology

Author: David M. Kaplan
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742564015
Size: 19,85 MB
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Collects the important works of both the forerunners and contemporary theorists of philosophy of technology, addressing a wide range of topics on technology as it relates to ethics, politics, human nature, computers, science, food, and the environment.

Philosophy Of Technology

Author: Jan-Kyrre Berg Olsen
Editor: Automatic Press Publishing
ISBN: 9788799101382
Size: 14,34 MB
Format: PDF
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A collection of short interviews based on 5 questions presented to prominent scholars in the field of philosophy of technology.

Philosophy Of Technology

Author: Frederick Ferré
Editor: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820317618
Size: 12,67 MB
Format: PDF
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In this widely taught introductory survey, Frederick Ferré explains the fundamental concerns and methods of philosophy and then guides readers through a philosophical inquiry into some of the major issues surrounding technology's impact on our lives. The first half of the book concentrates on key definitions and epistemological issues, including an overview of philosophy as applied to technology, a definition of technology, and an examination of technology as it relates to practical and theoretical intelligence--especially how high technology relates to modern science and how science depends on technical craft. The second half addresses the problems of living with technology. Ferré contrasts Karl Marx's and Buckminster Fuller's "bright" visions of technology and modern existence with the "somber" visions of Martin Heidegger and Herbert Marcuse. Next, in offering direction for an ethical assessment of technology, Ferré poses questions about workplace automation, computers, nuclear energy, Third World development, and genetic engineering. Finally, the book considers debates about the mutual influences between technology and religion, and technology and metaphysics. A glossary and a list of suggested further readings are included. Providing a philosophical framework that will remain timely in the face of rapid technological change, Philosophy of Technology will help students in both the sciences and liberal arts to examine comprehensively their own and society's fundamental beliefs and attitudes about technology.

Introduction To Philosophy Of Technology

Author: Mark Coeckelbergh
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780190939809
Size: 16,20 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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This introduction to philosophy of technology textbook will be the most up-to-date and comprehensive overview of the field available. Like currently available textbooks, it offers an overview of some of the most frequently used "classic" theories and approaches. But it goes further than thesebooks, offering a broader range of theories and a much needed update of the theories. It also takes into account a number of new dynamics in the field, including responding to new technological developments. Emphasis is put on (1) how new technological developments stimulate philosophical thinkingand rethinking and (2) how philosophers of technology could do more to interact with other subdisciplines in philosophy. As some reviewers have noted, the book addresses the technological opportunities and challenges of the 21st century and is a model of philosophical clarity. It is an idealtextbook for philosophy of technology courses taught in philosophy and history of science and technology departments, and sometimes in computer science, communications, and other departments.MESSAGE: A current and comprehensive overview of the field.

Philosophy And Technology

Author: Carl Mitcham
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0029214300
Size: 20,96 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Philosophy Of Technology And Engineering Sciences

Editor: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080930749
Size: 18,88 MB
Format: PDF
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The Handbook Philosophy of Technology and Engineering Sciences addresses numerous issues in the emerging field of the philosophy of those sciences that are involved in the technological process of designing, developing and making of new technical artifacts and systems. These issues include the nature of design, of technological knowledge, and of technical artifacts, as well as the toolbox of engineers. Most of these have thus far not been analyzed in general philosophy of science, which has traditionally but inadequately regarded technology as mere applied science and focused on physics, biology, mathematics and the social sciences. • First comprehensive philosophical handbook on technology and the engineering sciences • Unparalleled in scope including explorative articles • In depth discussion of technical artifacts and their ontology • Provides extensive analysis of the nature of engineering design • Focuses in detail on the role of models in technology

Elements Of A Philosophy Of Technology

Author: Ernst Kapp
Editor: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 1452958211
Size: 18,25 MB
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The first philosophy of technology, constructing humans as technological and technology as an underpinning of all culture Ernst Kapp was a foundational scholar in the fields of media theory and philosophy of technology. His 1877 Elements of a Philosophy of Technology is a visionary study of the human body and its relationship with the world that surrounds it. At the book’s core is the concept of “organ projection”: the notion that humans use technology in an effort to project their organs to the outside, to be understood as “the soul apparently stepping out of the body in the form of a sending-out of mental qualities” into the world of artifacts. Kapp applies this theory of organ projection to various areas of the material world—the axe externalizes the arm, the lens the eye, the telegraphic system the neural network. From the first tools to acoustic instruments, from architecture to the steam engine and the mechanic routes of the railway, Kapp’s analysis shifts from “simple” tools to more complex network technologies to examine the projection of relations. What emerges from Kapp’s prophetic work is nothing less than the emergence of early elements of a cybernetic paradigm.

Philosophy Of Technology

Author: Robert C. Scharff
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118722728
Size: 20,65 MB
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The new edition of this authoritative introduction to thephilosophy of technology includes recent developments in thesubject, while retaining the range and depth of its selection ofseminal contributions and its much-admired editorialcommentary. Remains the most comprehensive anthology on the philosophy oftechnology available Includes editors’ insightful section introductions andcritical summaries for each selection Revised and updated to reflect the latest developments in thefield Combines difficult to find seminal essays with a judiciousselection of contemporary material Examines the relationship between technology and theunderstanding of the nature of science that underlies technologystudies

Spaces For The Future

Author: Joseph C. Pitt
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135007748
Size: 18,19 MB
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Focused on mapping out contemporary and future domains in philosophy of technology, this volume serves as an excellent, forward-looking resource in the field and in cognate areas of study. The 32 chapters, all of them appearing in print here for the first time, were written by both established scholars and fresh voices. They cover topics ranging from data discrimination and engineering design, to art and technology, space junk, and beyond. Spaces for the Future: A Companion to Philosophy of Technology is structured in six parts: (1) Ethical Space and Experience; (2) Political Space and Agency; (3) Virtual Space and Property; (4) Personal Space and Design; (5) Inner Space and Environment; and (6) Outer Space and Imagination. The organization maps out current and emerging spaces of activity in the field and anticipates the big issues that we soon will face.

American Philosophy Of Technology

Author: Hans Achterhuis
Editor: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253214492
Size: 16,17 MB
Format: PDF
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Introduces contemporary American philosophy of technology through six of its leading figures. The six American philosophers of technology whose work is profiled in this clear and concise introduction to the field—Albert Borgmann, Hubert Dreyfus, Andrew Feenberg, Donna Haraway, Don Ihde, and Langdon Winner—represent a new, empirical direction in the philosophical study of technology that has developed mainly in North America. In place of the grand philosophical schemes of the classical generation of European philosophers of technology (including Martin Heidgger, Jacques Ellul, and Hans Jonas), the contemporary American generation addresses concrete technological practices and the co-evolution of technology and society in modern culture. Six Dutch philosophers associated with Twente University survey and critique the full scope and development of their American colleagues' work, often illustrating shifts from earlier to more recent interests. Individual chapters focus on Borgmann's engagement with technology and everyday life; Dreyfus's work on the limits of artificial intelligence; Feenberg's perspectives on the cultural and social possibilities opened by technologies; Haraway's conception of the cyborg and its attendant blurring of boundaries; Ihde's explorations of the place of technology in the lifeworld; and Winner's fascination with the moral and political implications of modern technologies. American Philosophy of Technology offers an insightful and readable introduction to this new and distinctly American philosophical turn. Contributors are Hans Achterhuis, Philip Brey, René Munnik, Martijntje Smits, Pieter Tijmes, and Peter-Paul Verbeek.