Thinking through technology : the path between engineering and philosophy (Book, 1994) [WorldCat.org]
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Thinking through technology : the path between engineering and philosophy

Author: Carl Mitcham
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This introduction to the philosophy of technology discusses its sources and uses. Tracing the changing meaning of "technology" from ancient times to the modern day, it identifies two important traditions of critical analysis of technology: the engineering approach and the humanities approach.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Mitcham
ISBN: 0226531961 9780226531960 0226531988 9780226531984
OCLC Number: 29518988
Description: xi, 397 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Engineering philosophy of technology --
Humanities philosophy of technology --
From engineering to humanities philosophy of technology --
The philosophical questioning of technology --
Philosophical questions about techne --
From philosophy to technology --
Types of technology as object --
Types of technology as knowledge --
Types of technology as activity --
Types of technology as volition --
Three ways of being with technology.
Responsibility: Carl Mitcham.
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