transforming technology a critical theory revisited

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Transforming Technology

Author : Andrew Feenberg
ISBN : 0198033400
Genre : Political Science
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Thoroughly revised, this new edition of Critical Theory of Technology rethinks the relationships between technology, rationality, and democracy, arguing that the degradation of labor--as well as of many environmental, educational, and political systems--is rooted in the social values that preside over technological development. It contains materials on political theory, but the emphasis has shifted to reflect a growing interest in the fields of technology and cultural studies.

Critical Theory Of Technology

Author : Andrew Feenberg
ISBN : UOM:39015021517928
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This pathbreaking book argues that the roots of the degradation of labor, education, and the environment lie not in technology per se but in the cultural values embodied in its design.

Alternative Modernity

Author : Andrew Feenberg
ISBN : 0520915704
Genre : Philosophy
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In this new collection of essays, Andrew Feenberg argues that conflicts over the design and organization of the technical systems that structure our society shape deep choices for the future. A pioneer in the philosophy of technology, Feenberg demonstrates the continuing vitality of the critical theory of the Frankfurt School. He calls into question the anti-technological stance commonly associated with its theoretical legacy and argues that technology contains potentialities that could be developed as the basis for an alternative form of modern society. Feenberg's critical reflections on the ideas of Jürgen Habermas, Herbert Marcuse, Jean-François Lyotard, and Kitaro Nishida shed new light on the philosophical study of technology and modernity. He contests the prevalent conception of technology as an unstoppable force responsive only to its own internal dynamic and politicizes the discussion of its social and cultural construction. This argument is substantiated in a series of compelling and well-grounded case studies. Through his exploration of science fiction and film, AIDS research, the French experience with the "information superhighway," and the Japanese reception of Western values, he demonstrates how technology, when subjected to public pressure and debate, can incorporate ethical and aesthetic values.

Questioning Technology

Author : Andrew Feenberg
ISBN : 9781134737970
Genre : Philosophy
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In this extraordinary introduction to the study of the philosophy of technology, Andrew Feenberg argues that techonological design is central to the social and political structure of modern societies. Environmentalism, information technology, and medical advances testify to technology's crucial importance. In his lucid and engaging style, Feenberg shows that technology is the medium of daily life. Every major technical changes reverberates at countless levels: economic, political, and cultural. If we continue to see the social and technical domains as being seperate, then we are essentially denying an integral part of our existence, and our place in a democratic society. Questioning Tecchnology convinces us that it is vital that we learn more about technology the better to live with it and to manage it.

Technology And Values

Author : Craig Hanks
ISBN : 9781405149006
Genre : Science
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This anthology features essays and book excerpts on technology and values written by preeminent figures in the field from the early 20th century to the present. It offers an in-depth range of readings on important applied issues in technology as well. Useful in addressing questions on philosophy, sociology, and theory of technology Includes wide-ranging coverage on metaphysics, ethics, and politics, as well as issues relating to gender, biotechnology, everyday artifacts, and architecture A good supplemental text for courses on moral or political problems in which contemporary technology is a unit of focus An accessible and thought-provoking book for beginning and advanced undergraduates; yet also a helpful resource for graduate students and academics

Institutional Practices And English Departments Technology Production

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This dissertation traces the development and implementation of computer technologies by the Department of English at Utah State University (USU) between 1982 and 2008 in the context of the university's history as a land grant institution and the gradual consolidation of its Information Technology Department. Such technologies included Virtual Address Extension (VAX) terminals and Writer's Workbench, the Internet and a homegrown course management system called SyllaBase, and Internet Protocol (IP) video technology. In contrast to information technology departments on university campuses, English Departments are not traditionally considered to be primary sites of production and deployment of technology. However, the English Department at USU successfully produced and/or deployed technology in the service of its curricula, and for a time was considered to be an authority on technology for distance education at the university.

A Companion To The Philosophy Of Technology

Author : Jan Kyrre Berg Olsen
ISBN : 9781118394236
Genre : Science
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Drawing on essays from leading international and multi-disciplinary scholars, A Companion to the Philosophy of Technology is the first comprehensive and authoritative reference source to cover the key issues of technology’s impact on society and our lives. Presents the first complete, authoritative reference work in the field Organized thematically for use both as a full introduction to the field or an encyclopedic reference Draws on original essays from leading interdisciplinary scholars Features the most up-to-date and cutting edge research in the interdisciplinary fields of philosophy, technology, and their broader intellectual environments

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