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Philosophy of technology : the technological condition ; an anthology

Author: Val Dusek; Robert C Scharff
Publisher: Malden, Mass. : Blackwell, 2003.
Series: Blackwell philosophy anthologies, 18.
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This anthology contains historical and contemporary essays on the nature of technology and its relation to humanity. They situate technology in the context of ethical, political, aesthetic, and  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Val Dusek; Robert C Scharff
ISBN: 0631222189 9780631222187 0631222197 9780631222194
OCLC Number: 248497286
Description: XI, 686 Seiten : Diagramme ; 26 cm.
Contents: General Introduction: Philosophy and the Technological Condition. Part I: The Historical Background: Introduction. 1. On Dialectic; and 'Techne': Plato. 2. On 'Techne'; and 'Episteme': Aristotle. 3. On the Idols, the Scientific Study of Nature, and the Reformation of Education: Francis Bacon. 4. Idea for a Universal History from a Cosmopolitan Point of View: Immanuel Kant. 5. The Nature and Importance of the Positive Philosophy: Auguste Comte. 6. On the Sciences and Arts: Jean-Jacques Rousseau. 7. Capitalism and the Modern Labour Process: Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Part II: Philosophy, Modern Science, and Technology: Positivist and Postpositivist Philosophies of Science. Introduction. 8. The Scientific Conception of the World: The Vienna Circle: Rudolf Carnap, Hans Hahn, and Otto Neurath. 9. Studies in the Logic of Explanation: Carl G. Hempel and Paul Oppenheim. 10. Ideals of Natural Order: Stephen Toulmin. 11. Revaluing Science: Starting from the Practices of Women: Nancy Tuana. 12. Do You Believe in Reality? News from the Trenches of the Science Wars: Bruno Latour. 13. Hermeneutical Philosophy and Pragmatism: A Philosophy of Science: Patrick A. Heelan and Jay Schulkin. 14. Dysfunctional Universality Claims? Scientific, Epistemological, and Political Issues: Sandra Harding. The Task of a Philosophy of Technology. Introduction. 15. Philosophical Inputs and Outputs of Technology: Mario Bunge. 16. On the Aims of a Philosophy of Technology: Jacques Ellul. 17. Technology and Ethics: Kristin Shrader-Frechette. 18. Toward a Philosophy of Technology: Hans Jonas. Part III: Defining Technology: Introduction. 19. What Is Technology?: Stephen J. Kline. 20. A Philosophical-Anthropological Perspective on Technology: Arnold Gehlen. 21. The Social Construction of Facts and Artifacts: Trevor J. Pinch and Wiebe E. Bijker. 22. Social Constructivism: Opening the Black Box and Finding It Empty: Langdon Winner. Part IV: Heidegger on Technology: Introduction. 23. The Question Concerning Technology: Martin Heidegger. 24. On Philosophy's 'Ending' in Technoscience: Heidegger vs. Comte: Robert C. Scharff. 25. Heidegger's Philosophy of Technology: Don Ihde. 26. Focal Things and Practices: Albert Borgmann. 27. Heidegger and Borgmann on How to Affirm Technology: Hubert L. Dreyfus and Charles Spinosa. 28. Critical Evaluation of Heidegger and Borgmann: Andrew Feenberg. Part V: Technology and Human Ends: Human Beings as 'Makers' or 'Tool-Users'? Introduction. 29. Tool-Users vs Homo Sapiens and The Megamachine: Lewis Mumford. 30. The 'Vita Activa' and the Modern Age: Hannah Arendt. 31. Doing and Making in a Democracy: Dewey's Experience of Technology: Larry Hickman. 32. Buddhist Economics: E. F. Schumacher. Is Technology Autonomous? Introduction. 33. The 'Autonomy' of the Technological Phenomenon: Jacques Ellul . 34. Do Machines Make History?: Robert L. Heilbroner. 35. The New Forms of Control: Herbert Marcuse. Technology, Ecology, and the Conquest of Nature. Introduction. 36. Mining the Earth's Womb: Carolyn Merchant. 37. A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century: Donna Haraway. 38. In Defense of Bacon: Alan Sobel. 39 The Shallow and the Deep, Long-Range Ecology Movement: Arne Naess. 40. The Deep Ecology Movement: Bill Devall. 41. Deeper than Deep Ecology: The Eco-Feminist Connection: Ariel Salleh. Part VI: Technology as Social Practice: Technology and the Life World. Introduction. 42. Three Ways of Being-with Technology: Carl Mitcham. 43. A Phenomenology of Technics: Don Ihde. 44. Technical Progress and the Social Life-World: Jurgen Habermas. Technology and Cyberspace. Introduction. 45. Heidegger and McLuhan and The Essence of Virtual Reality: Michael H. Heim. 46. Hacking Away at the Counterculture: Andrew Ross. 47. Information and Reality at the Turn of the Century: Albert Borgmann. 48. Anonymity versus Commitment: The Dangers of Education on the Internet: Hubert L. Dreyfus. Technology, Knowledge, and Power. Introduction. 49. Panopticism: Michel Foucault. 50. Notes toward a Neo-Luddite Manifesto: Chellis Glendinning. 51. Luddism as Epistemology: Langdon Winner. 52. Anti Anticonstructivism or Laying the Fears of a Langdon Winner to Rest: Mark Elam, with Langdon Winner's Reply. 53. The Social Impact of Technological Change: Emmanuel G. Mesthene. 54. Technology: The Opiate of the Intellectuals, with the Author's 2000 Retrospective: John McDermott. 55. Democratic Rationalization: Technology, Power, and Freedom: Andrew Feenberg. Index.
Series Title: Blackwell philosophy anthologies, 18.
Responsibility: ed. by Robert C. Scharff and Val Dusek.


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