A philosophy of technology : from technical artefacts to sociotechnical systems (Book, 2011) [WorldCat.org]
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A philosophy of technology : from technical artefacts to sociotechnical systems

Author: Pieter E Vermaas
Publisher: [San Rafael, Calif.] : Morgan & Claypool Publishers. C 2011
Series: Synthesis lectures on engineers, technology, and society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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" ... Technology is analysed from a series of different perspectives. The analysis starts by focussing on the most tangible products of technology, called technical artefacts, and then builds step-wise towards considering those artefacts within their context of use, and ultimately as embedded in encompassing sociotechnical systems that also include humans as operators and social rules like legislation. Philosophical  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pieter E Vermaas
ISBN: 9781608455980 160845598X
OCLC Number: 1028639995
Description: 1 v. (viii-126 p.) : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. Technical artefacts --
A world made by humans --
Technical artefacts and natural objects --
Technical artefacts and social objects --
Technical functions --
The moral status of technical artefacts --
Conclusion: the dual nature of technical artefacts --
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Series Title: Synthesis lectures on engineers, technology, and society.
Responsibility: Pieter Vermaas, Peter Kroes, Ibo van de Poel [et autres].

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Analyses technology from a series of different perspectives. The analysis starts by focussing on the most tangible products of technology, called technical artefacts, and then builds step-wise  Read more...

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