This book provides a fascinating reading experience for anyone interested in an inquiring relationship between technical progress and the quality of the human condition. It manages to keep a healthier balance between these two complex topics than is found in most publications of the genre. The book also manages to build accessible bridges over the gulf that tends to separate the philosophical language from the 'real' concerns of technologists.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 310
Weight: 1420 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 19 mm
Edition: 2006 ed.
From the reviews:
"The philosophy of technology can be an important resource for technology educators. ... Some commentators have argued that technology is nothing else than the `glue' that binds various disciplines together. ... This book offers a more balanced view: there is both technology with a body of knowledge of its own, and there is a systems studies approach that integrates technology with other disciplines. ... technology educators ... would do well to read the book and reflect on its implications for their teaching." (Marc J. de Vries, International Journal of Technology and Design Education, Vol. 17 (1), 2007)