Philosophy of Technology

Technology s impact on and implications for the social, ethical, political, and cultural dimensions of our world must be seriously considered and addressed Philosophy of Technology is a clear introduction to one of philosophy s newest issues Don Ihde critically examines the impact of technological developments on various cultures throughout history from the earliest featTechnology s impact on and implications for the social, ethical, political, and cultural dimensions of our world must be seriously considered and addressed Philosophy of Technology is a clear introduction to one of philosophy s newest issues Don Ihde critically examines the impact of technological developments on various cultures throughout history from the earliest feats of engineering and architecture to the cutting edge developments in artificial intelligence with an aim to understanding the human implications within a world technological culture.Using a wide variety of concrete examples and illustrations, including artificial intelligence, robotics, and nuclear energy, the author looks at both the current situation and future directions In a final chapter, he takes the position that the foundational concern for the twenty first century is the global environment, followed closely by multiculturality and its effect on technoculture, the future of warfare, and the distribution of wealth in a world economy.Special FeaturesProvides an introduction to the best and most recent literature on the subject Places the philosophy of technology within the overall project of philosophy Provides a clear and comprehensive overview of the main issue in the field Promotes understanding of the special role of philosophical criticism Contains a wealth of often humorous and highly imaginative examples that have become the hallmark of this author
Philosophy of Technology Technology s impact on and implications for the social ethical political and cultural dimensions of our world must be seriously considered and addressed Philosophy of Technology is a clear introduc

  • Title: Philosophy of Technology
  • Author: Don Ihde
  • ISBN: 9781557782731
  • Page: 429
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Philosophy of Technology”

    1. A well-written introduction to the subject. It places the philosophy of technology in its context within the history of philosophy. Plenty of references to other works.

    2. Don Ihde is a well known philosopher of technology, perhaps best known for his "post-phenomenological" treatment of human-technology relationships in Technology and the Lifeworld. As such, it was great to read through his take on what an introduction to the field of the philosophy of technology consists in. Ihde does a great job of highlighting the development of the field, problems in the field, and providing readers with reading lists for further investigation. I would especially recommend cha [...]

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