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New Directions in Philosophy and Cognitive Science

Challenging the Phenomena of Technology

Authors: Hayler, M.

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What is 'technology'? What does it help us to do? What does it force us to consider about our experience of being in the world? In Challenging the Phenomena of Technology, technology is positioned as an experience with specific features, rather than as a class of objects, and this enables a reflection on the ways in which amateurs and experts interact with the artefacts that all humans rely upon. Using e-readers, such as the Kindle and iPad, as a case study, Hayler argues that the use of technology is both more complicated and more human than public discussion often gives it credit for, forcing us to consider its impacts on perception, cognition, and what it means to know anything at all.

About the authors

Dr. Matt Hayler spent three years as a teaching fellow at the University of Exeter where he developed modules in Digital Studies and Critical Theory. During this time he acted as the network coordinator for the AHRC Cognitive Futures in the Humanities research network and spoke at the second TEDxExeter conference on the beauty inherent in technological use. He currently lectures in post-1945 literature at the University of Birmingham.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Hayler, Matt

    Pages 1-6

  • Fighting the Tools of Our Nature: Technology in the Popular Imagination

    Hayler, Matt

    Pages 7-59

  • Beyond Common Sense: Technology by Definition

    Hayler, Matt

    Pages 60-118

  • All Is One but Not for All: Technology as an Object Encountered in the World

    Hayler, Matt

    Pages 119-163

  • Brushing Against Reality: Technological Interactions Require Knowledge

    Hayler, Matt

    Pages 164-206

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Challenging the Phenomena of Technology
Authors
Series Title
New Directions in Philosophy and Cognitive Science
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-37786-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137377869
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-37785-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-99991-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 251
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