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Philosophy of technology

Author: Frederick Ferré
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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. Providing a philosophical framework that will remain timely in the face of rapid technological change, this book will help students in both the sciences and liberal arts to examine critically and comprehensively their own and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick Ferré
ISBN: 0820317616 9780820317618
OCLC Number: 32166821
Notes: Originally published: Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice Hall, 1988.
Description: xiv, 149 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. What Is Philosophy of Technology? --
Ch. 2. Defining Technology --
Ch. 3. Technology and Practical Intelligence --
Ch. 4. Technology and Theoretical Intelligence --
Ch. 5. Technology and Modern Existence --
Ch. 6. Ethics, Assessment, and Technology --
Ch. 7. Technology and Religion --
Ch. 8. Technology and Metaphysics.
Responsibility: Frederick Ferré.

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