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Philosophy and Technology II : Information Technology and Computers in Theory and Practice

Author: Carl Mitcham; Alois Huning
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1986.
Series: Boston studies in the philosophy of science, 90.
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Until recently, the philosophy and history of science proceeded in a separate way from the philosophy and history of technology, and indeed with respect to both science and technology, philosophical and historical inquiries were also following their separate ways. Now we see in the past quarter-century how the philosophy of science has been profoundly in fluenced by historical studies of the sciences, and no longer  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Mitcham; Alois Huning
ISBN: 9789400945128 9400945124
OCLC Number: 851380814
Description: 1 online resource (384 pages).
Contents: Introduction: Information Technology and Computers as Themes in the Philosophy of Technology --
I/The Metaphysical and Epistemological Character of Information --
Information Measurement and Information Technology: A Myth of the Twentieth Century --
Information Technologies as Vehicles of Evolution --
The Theory-ladenness of Information --
Information Does Not Make Sense --
Or: The Relevance Gap in Information Technology and Its Social Dangers --
'Information' in Epistemological and Ontological Perspective --
II/Philosophical Analyses of the Interactions Between Human Beings and Computers --
Bio-Social Cybernetic Determination --
or Responsible Freedom? --
Minds, Machines and Meaning --
From Socrates to Expert Systems: The Limits of Calculative Rationality --
Machine Perception --
Men and Machines: The Computational Metaphor --
Information, Artificial Intelligence, and the Praxical --
III/Ethical and Political Issues Associated with Information Technology and Computers --
Philosophical Reflections on the Microelectronic Revolution --
Microelectronics and Workers'Rights --
Information Technology and the Technological System --
The Computer as a Diagnostic Tool in Medicine --
Socio-Philosophical Notes on the Implications of the Computer Revolution --
Information Technology and the Problem of Incontinence --
Privacy as an Ethical Problem in the Computer Society --
Myth Information: Romantic Politics in the Computer Revolution --
Who Is to Blame for Data Pollution? On Individual Moral Responsibility with Information Technology --
Select Annotated Bibliography on Philosophical Studies of Information Technology and Computers --
1. Bibliographies --
2. Historical Studies --
3. Technical Studies --
4. General Bibliography --
5. Author Index --
Name Index.
Series Title: Boston studies in the philosophy of science, 90.
Responsibility: edited by Carl Mitcham, Alois Huning.

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