Readings in the Philosophy of Technology

Readings in the Philosophy of Technology

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Ideal for professors who want to provide a comprehensive set of the most important readings in the philosophy of technology, from foundational to the cutting edge, this book introduces students to the various ways in which societies, technologies, and environments shape one another. The readings examine the nature of technology as well as the effects of technologies upon human knowledge, activities, societies, and environments. Students 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.This is to say that the instrumentation, in operation, must a#39;a#39;withdrawa#39;a#39; or itself become transparent so the thing may stand out (with chosen or multiple features). The means by which the depiction ... Its a#39;a#39;echo effecta#39;a#39; will always remain within the mediation. The mallet (brass, wood, ... Galileoa#39;s hand-held telescopes undertook a#39; a#39;real timea#39;a#39; observations, with all the limitations of a small focal field, the wobbliness of manual control, and the other difficulties noted above. And, while earlyanbsp;...

Title:Readings in the Philosophy of Technology
Author:David M. Kaplan
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - 2009-10-16


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