1. Philosophy of Science and Technology.
2. What is technology? Defining or Characterizing Technology.
4. Rationality, Technological Rationality, and Reason.
5. Phenomenology, Hermeneutics and Technology.
6. Technological Determinism.
7. Autonomous Technology.
8. Human Nature: Tool Making or Language?.
9. Women, Feminism and Technology.
10. Non-Western Technology and Local Knowledge.
11. Anti-Technology: Romanticism, Luddism and the Ecology Movement.
12. Social Constructionism and Actor Network Theory.
“Val Dusek’s Philosophy of Technology offers students a comprehensive overview of the frequently neglected relationship between philosophy of science and technology by discussing classics like Heidegger and Marx and bringing them into dialogue with contemporaries such as Ellul and Ihde as well as feminist and ecological thinking.” Thomas Achen, Linköping University “The breadth of coverage is very impressive. Clearly written, understandable and comprehensive. Its breadth and clarity of expression make it a welcome addition to the literature.” Journal of Information, Communication & Ethics in Society
- An up-to-date, accessible overview of the philosophy of technology, defining technology and its characteristics.
- Explores the issues that arise as technology becomes an integral part of our society.
- In addition to traditional topics in science and technology studies, the volume offers discussion of technocracy, the romantic rebellion against technology.
- Complements The Philosophy of Technology: The Technological Condition: An Anthology, edited by Robert C. Scharff and Val Dusek (Blackwell, 2003).