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Philosophy of technology : the technological condition : an anthology

Author: Robert C Scharff; Val Dusek
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, UK ; Malden, MA : Wiley Blackwell, 2014. ©2014
Series: Blackwell philosophy anthologies, 33.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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The new edition of this authoritative introduction to the philosophy of technology includes recent developments in the subject, while retaining the range and depth of its selection of seminal contributions and its much-admired editorial commentary. Remains the most comprehensive anthology on the philosophy of technology availableIncludes editors' insightful section introductions and critical summaries for each  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Philosophy of technology.
Chichester, West Sussex, UK ; Malden, MA : Wiley Blackwell, 2014
(DLC) 2014415524
(OCoLC)885093125
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert C Scharff; Val Dusek
ISBN: 9781118722718 111872271X 9781118547250 111854725X
OCLC Number: 864414830
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 719 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction to the second edition --
Part I: The historical background. Introduction --
On dialectic and "technē" --
On "technē" and "epistēmē" --
The Greek concepts of "nature" and "technique" --
On the idols, the scientific study of nature, and the reformation of education --
Idea for a universal history from a cosmopolitan point of view --
The nature and importance of the positive philosophy --
On the sciences and arts --
Capitalism and the modern labor process --
Part II: Philosophy, modern science, and technology. Positivist and postpositivist philosophies of science --
The scientific conception of the world: the Vienna Circle --
Paradigms and anomalies in science --
Experimentation and scientific realism --
Hermeneutical philosophy and pragmatism: a philosophy of science --
What are cultural studies of science? --
Revaluing science: starting from the practices of women --
Is science multicultural? --
On knowledge and the diversity of cultures: comment on Harding --
Philosophical inputs and outputs of technology --
Analytic philosophy of technology --
On the aims of a philosophy of technology --
Toward a philosophy of technology --
The technology question in feminism: a view from feminist technology studies --
Part III: Defining technology. Introduction --
Conflicting visions of technology --
The mangle of practice --
The social construction of facts and artifacts --
Actor-network theory (ANT) --
Actor-network theory: critical considerations --
Part IV: Heidegger on technology. Introduction --
The question concerning technology --
On philosophy's "ending" in technoscience: Heidegger vs. Comte --
Focal things and practices --
Heidegger and Borgmann on how to affirm technology --
Philosophy of technology at the crossroads: critique of Heidegger and Borgmann --
Part V: Technology and human ends. Human beings as "makers" or "tool-users"? --
Tool users vs. Homo sapiens and the megamachine --
The "vita activa" and the modern age --
Putting pragmatism (especially Dewey's) to work --
Buddhist economics --
The "autonomy" of the technological phenomenon --
Do machines make history? --
The new forms of control --
Technological determinism is dead; long live technological determinism --
Mining the earth's womb --
The deep ecology movement --
Deeper than deep ecology: the eco-feminist connection --
In defense of posthuman dignity --
Part VI: Technology as social practice. Technology and the lifeworld --
Cultural climates and technological advance in the middle ages --
Three ways of being-with technology --
A phenomenology of technics --
Postphenomenology of technology --
Technoscience studies after Heidegger? Not yet --
Consciousness in human and robot minds --
Why Heideggerian AI failed and how fixing it would require making it more Heideggerian --
A cyborg manifesto: science, technology, and socialist feminism in the late twentieth century --
A moratorium on cyborgs: computation, cognition, and commerce --
Anonymity versus commitment: the dangers of education on the internet --
Panopticism --
Do artifacts have politics? --
The social impact of technological change --
Technology: the opiate of the intellectuals, with the author's 2000 retrospective --
Democratic rationalization: technology, power, and freedom.
Series Title: Blackwell philosophy anthologies, 33.
Other Titles: Philosophy of technology (Wiley-Blackwell (Firm))
Responsibility: edited by Robert C. Scharff, Val Dusek.
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