The Philosophy of Technology

The Philosophy of Technology : An Introduction

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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 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 Features

Provides 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
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Product details

  • Paperback | 165 pages
  • 152.65 x 230 x 13.46mm | 275g
  • Saint Paul, United States
  • English
  • 1557782733
  • 9781557782731
  • 452,304

About Don Ihde

DON IHDE is Professor of Philosophy at the State University of New York, Stony Brook. He is the author, editor, or coeditor of over a dozen books, including Technics and Praxis, Technology and the Lifeworld), and Instrumental Realism: The Interface Between Philosophy of Science and Philosophy of Technology.
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