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Philosophy of technology : an introduction

Philosophy of technology : an introduction

Author: Val Dusek
Publisher: Malden, MA ; Oxford : Blackwell Pub., 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Philosophy of Technology: An Introduction guides readers through the core philosophical issues raised by technology's increasingly ubiquitous and powerful presence in society and our daily lives. Considering first the question of what technology is, Val Dusek goes on to address a wide range of concerns, including technocracy, technological rationality, technological determinism, and varieties of resistance to  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Val Dusek
ISBN: 1405111623 1405111631 9781405111621 9781405111638
OCLC Number: 61461614
Description: v, 244 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Philosophy of science and technology --
What is technology? : defining or characterizing technology --
Technocracy --
Rationality, technological rationality, and reason --
Phenomenology, hermeneutics, and technology --
Technological determinism --
Autonomous technology --
Human nature : tool-making or language? --
Women, feminism, and technology --
Non-western technology and local knowledge --
Anti-technology : romanticism, Luddism, and the ecology movement --
Social constructionism and actor-network theory.
Responsibility: Val Dusek.
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Ideal for undergraduate students in philosophy and science studies, Philosophy of Technology offers an engaging and comprehensive overview of a subject vital to our time. * An up-to-date,  Read more...


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"Dusek's range of expertise is impressive, and his generous conception of what topics a philosophy of technology should consider is timely. In this field where there is not yet a 'mainstream' Read more...

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