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New Waves in Philosophy of Technology
 
 
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28 Nov 2008
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This volume on the philosophy of technology collects new work by the most talented young philosophers in the subject. It is a unique collection that crosses the divide between analytic and continental philosophy, showing that the rising challenges and extraordinary new possibilities brought about by technological developments necessitate the emergence of new forms of critical philosophical reflection. Thought-provoking and rigorous, this book will stimulate and direct further philosophical research for students and researches in philosophy of science and technology.


Description

This volume on the philosophy of technology collects new work by the most talented young philosophers in the subject. It is a unique collection that crosses the divide between analytic and continental philosophy, showing that the rising challenges and extraordinary new possibilities brought about by technological developments necessitate the emergence of new forms of critical philosophical reflection. Thought-provoking and rigorous, this book will stimulate and direct further philosophical research for students and researches in philosophy of science and technology.


Reviews

'This latest addition to the New Waves series will be of interest to students of science and technology studies, or anyone who is concerned about technology, globalization, and the future of humanity. The collection of essays contained in this volume provides wide ranging discussions of current developments in post-phenomenology, hermeneutics, critical theory, metaphysics, posthumanism, transhumanism, ethics, communication theory, and Heideggerian thinking about technology. It will be a useful resource for postgraduate and advanced undergraduate courses.' - Karl Rogers, University of Bath, UK and University of Belgrano, Buenos Aires, Argentina 


Contents

Foreword; D.Ihde
Series Editors' Preface
Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Introduction; J.K.Berg Olsen, E.Selinger& S.Riis
PART I: HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY AND TECHNOLOGY
Homo Faber: The Unity of the History and Philosophy of Technology; K.Lee
Becoming Through Technology; J.K.Berg Olsen
PART II: TECHNOLOGY: EPISTEMIC AND METAPHYSICAL ISSUES
Quick-Freezing Philosophy: An Analysis of Imaging Technologies in Neurobiology; R.Rosenberger
How To Read Technology Critically; D.Kaplan
The Mcluhans and Metaphysics; G.Harman
The Question Concerning Thinking; S.Riis
Understanding Technology Ontotheologically, or: The Danger and the Promise of Heidegger, An American Perspective; I.Thomson
PART III: TECHNOLOGY: ETHICAL AND POLITICAL ISSUES
Human Enhancement and Personal Identity; P.Brey
The Future of Humanity; N.Bostrom
Technology, the Environment, and the Moral Considerability of Artifacts; B.Hale
Cultivating Humanity: Toward a Non-Humanist Ethics of Technology; P-P.Verbeek
PART IV: COMPARATIVE PHILOSOPHY OF TECHNOLOGY
Technology Transfer and Globalization: A New Wave for Philosophy of Technology?; E.Selinger
Philosophy of Technology as Empirical Philosophy: Comparing Technological Scales in Practice; C.Bruun Jensen& C.Gad
Index


Authors



JAN KYRRE BERG OLSEN teaches theory of science at the Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, Denmark He is co-editor (with Evan Selinger) of Five Questions in Philosophy of Technology (2007)

EVAN SELINGER is an Associate Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology, USA. His books include: Chasing Technoscience: Matrix for Materiality, Postphenomenology: A Critical Companion to Ihde, The Philosophy of Expertise, Five Questions: Philosophy of Technology, and Rethinking Theories and Practices of Imaging.

SØREN RIIS is a Research Fellow at the University of Roskilde, Denmark.