Technology and the Politics of Knowledge

Technology and the Politics of Knowledge

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"This fine collection of essays from a diverse group of authors expounding on a wide variety of subjects presents a generous sampling of the new philosophy of technology." -Choice"... informative, original, and provocative.... Many of the writers are major players in defining the contested political terrain of cultural, science, and technology studies as well as critical theory and Heidegger studies." -Gerald Doppeltshow more

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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 17.8mm | 476.28g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253209404
  • 9780253209405
  • 742,026

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Technology and the Politics of Knowledge responds to an evergrowing concern with technology in contemporary social thought. The leading figures in the current philosophical study of technology address such complex and hotly debated issues as the place of science and technical knowledge in the political sphere, the role of individual choice and citizen virtue in a technological society, the relevance of gender to technical innovation, the contributions of Habermas and Heidegger to thinking on technology, and the political and moral implications of innovation in such diverse fields as the media and reproductive technologies.show more

About Andrew Feenberg

ANDREW FEENBERG teaches philosophy at San Diego State University. His books include Lukacs, Marx, and the Sources of Critical Theory and Critical Theory of Technology. ALASTAIR HANNAY is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oslo and author of Mental Images: A Defense and Human Consciousness. He is editor of the journal Inquiry.show more

Table of contents

PrefaceAcknowledgmentsI. Technology as Ideology 1. Subversive Rationalization: Technology, Power, and Democracy/Andrew Feenberg 2. New Science, New Nature: The Habermas-Marcuse Debate Revisited/Steven Vogel 3. On the Notion of Technology as Ideology/Robert B. PippinII. Technology and the Moral Order 4. Citizen Virtues in a Technological Order/Langdon Winner 5. The Moral Significance of the Material Culture/Albert BorgmannIII. The Question of Heidegger 6. Heidegger on Gaining a Free Relation to Technology/Hubert L. Dreyfus 7. Heidegger and the Design of Computer Systems/Terry Winograd 8. Heidegger on Technology and Democracy/Tom RockmoreIV. Media Theories: The Politics of Seeing 9. Image Technologies and Traditional Culture/Don Ihde 10. Technology and the Civil Epistemology of Drmocracy/Yaron EzrahiV. Feminist Perspectives: Knowledge and Bodies 11. Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspective/Donna Haraway 12. Knowledge, Bodies, and Values: Reproductive Technologies and Their Scientific Context/Helen E. LonginoVI. Eccentric Positions 13. Sade, the Mechanization of the Libertine Body, and the Crisis of Reason/Marcel Henaff 14. The Archimedean Point and Eccentricity: Hannah Arendt's Philosophy of Science and Technology/Pieter TijmesVII. The Human and the Non-Human 15. Gilbert Simondon's Plea for a Philosophy of Technology/Paul Dumouchel 16. A Door Must Either Be Open or Shut: A Little Philosophy of Techniques/Bruno LatourContributorsIndexshow more

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