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American Philosophy of Technology: The Empirical Turn - Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Technology (Hardback)
  • American Philosophy of Technology: The Empirical Turn - Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Technology (Hardback)
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American Philosophy of Technology: The Empirical Turn - Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Technology (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 12/07/2001
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The six American philosophers of technology whose work is profiled in this clear and concise introduction to the field - Albert Borgmann, Hubert Dreyfus, Andrew Feenberg, Donna Haraway, Don Ihde, and Langdon Winner - are shown to represent a new, empirical direction in the philosophical study of technology that has developed mainly in North America. In place of the grand philosophical schemes of the classical generation of European philosophers of technology (including Martin Heidgger, Jacques Ellul, and Hans Jonas), the contemporary American generation addresses concrete technological practices, and the co-evolution of technology and society in modern culture.Six Dutch philosophers associated with Twente University survey and critique the full scope and development of their American colleagues' work, often illustrating shifts from earlier to more recent interests. Individual chapters focus on Borgmann's engagement with technology and everyday life; Dreyfus' work on the limits of artificial intelligence; Feenberg's perspectives on the cultural and social possibilities opened by technologies; Haraway's conception of the cyborg and its attendant blurring of boundaries; Ihde's explorations of the place of technology in the lifeworld; and Winner's fascination with the moral and political implications of modern technologies. "American Philosophy of Technology" offers an insightful and readable introduction to this relatively new philosophical field.

Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253339034
Weight: 458 g

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