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This second edition of Readings in the Philosophy of Technology examines the nature of technology as well as the effects of technologies upon human knowledge, activities, societies, and environments. The aim of philosophy of technology is to understand, evaluate, and criticize the ways in which technologies reflect as well as change human life and the natural world. Compiled specifically with students and newcomers in mind, this book explores the various ways in which societies, technologies, and environments shape one another. Readers will learn to appreciate the ways that philosophy informs our understanding of technology, and to see how technology relates to ethics, politics, nature, human nature, computers, science, food, and animals.
David M. Kaplan is assistant professor of philosophy at the University of North Texas.
Table of Contents
|The Question Concerning Technology||p. 9|
|Heidegger on Gaining a Free Relation to Technology||p. 25|
|The New Forms of Control||p. 34|
|John Dewey as a Philosopher of Technology||p. 43|
|Focal Things and Practices||p. 56|
|A Phenomenology of Technics||p. 76|
|Philosophy of Technology Meets Social Constructivism: A Shopper's Guide||p. 98|
|Women and the Assessment of Technology: To Think, to Be; to Unthink, to Free||p. 112|
|Design Methodology and the Nature of Technical Artifacts||p. 127|
|Democratic Rationalization: Technology, Power, and Freedom||p. 139|
|A Collective of Humans and Nonhumans: Following Daedalus's Labyrinth||p. 156|
|Technology and Ethics|
|Technology and Responsibility||p. 173|
|Technology, Demography, and the Anachronism of Traditional Rights||p. 185|
|Technological Ethics in a Different Voice||p. 198|
|NEST-ethics: Patterns of Moral Argumentation About New and Emerging Science and Technology||p. 208|
|Moralizing Technology: On the Morality of Technological Artifacts and Their Design||p. 226|
|Technology and Politics|
|Do Artifacts Have Politics?||p. 251|
|Strong Democracy and Technology||p. 278|
|Bigger Monster, Weaker Chains: The Growth of an American Surveillance Society||p. 293|
|The Constitution in Cyberspace: Law and Liberty Beyond the Electronic Frontier||p. 309|
|Technology Transfer and Globalization||p. 321|
|Technology and Human Nature|
|The Transhumanist FAQ||p. 345|
|Twenty-First Century Bodies||p. 361|
|Why Computers May Never Think Like People||p. 375|
|Interactional Expertise and Embodiment||p. 391|
|Genetic Interventions and the Ethics of Enhancement of Human Beings||p. 417|
|What's Wrong with Enhancement Technology?||p. 431|
|Technology and Nature|
|The Big Lie: Human Restoration of Nature||p. 443|
|Ecological Restoration and the Culture of Nature: A Pragmatic Perspective||p. 452|
|The Brave New World of Animal Biotechnology||p. 468|
|Ethics and Genetically Modified Food||p. 484|
|What's Wrong with Functional Foods?||p. 498|
|Technology and Science|
|When Is an Image Not an Image?||p. 511|
|Scientific Visualism||p. 517|
|Science Policy and Moral Purity: The Case of Animal Biotechnology||p. 552|
|Technologies of Humility: Citizen Participation in Governing Science||p. 570|
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