Philosophy of technology : an introduction (Book, 2006) []
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Philosophy of technology : an introduction

Philosophy of technology : an introduction

Author: Val Dusek
Publisher: Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Publishing, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Val Dusek
ISBN: 1405111631 9781405111621 9781405111638 1405111623
OCLC Number: 288958286
Description: v, 244 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Philosophy of science and technology --
2. What is technology? : defining or characterizing technology --
3. Technocracy --
4. Rationality, technological rationality, and reason --
5. Phenomenology, hermeneutics, and technology --
6. Technological determinism --
7. Autonomous technology --
8. Human nature : tool-making or language? --
9. Women, feminism, and technology --
10. Non-western technology and local knowledge --
11. Anti-technology : romanticism, Luddism, and the ecology movement --
12. Social constructionism and actor-network theory.
Responsibility: Val Dusek.
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