Technology and Values: Essential Readings

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Craig Hanks
John Wiley & Sons, May 4, 2009 - Science - 560 pages
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
 

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Contents

General Introduction
1
Toward a Philosophy of Technology
11
Four Philosophies of Technology
26
The Relation of Science and Technology to Human Values
38
A Collective of Humans and Nonhumans
49
Technology and Ethics
60
The Autonomy of Technology
67
Artifice and Order
76
Introduction
263
Laboursaving or Enslaving?
272
Some Meanings of Automobiles
289
Introduction
297
Preventing a Brave New World
311
Food for Thought
335
Introduction
359
The Local History of Space
373

The Autonomy of Technology
87
The Question Concerning Technology
99
Man the Technician
114
Focal Things and Practices
122
A Phenomenology of Technics
134
The New Forms of Control
159
Technical Progress and the Social LifeWorld
169
The Critical Theory of Technology
176
Science and Society
199
Technology and Community Life
206
Science Technology and SocialistFeminism in the
225
Technological Ethics in a Different Voice
247
Urban Ecological Citizenship
397
Introduction
415
Environment Technology and Ethics
431
Deep Ecology
454
Just Garbage
468
Information Technologies
477
Into the Electronic Millennium
491
Why I Am not Going to Buy a Computer
500
The Social Life of Information
510
The Quest for Universal Usability
522
Bibliography
531
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About the author (2009)

Craig Hanks is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Texas State University-San Marcos, where he is past-chair of the Institutional Review Board. He was previously at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and was Visiting Professor of Philosophy at the Stevens Institute of Technology. He specializes in philosophy of technology and applied philosophy, and has taught courses on engineering ethics, environmental ethics, biomedical ethics, and philosophy of technology. He is author of Refiguring Critical Theory (2002) and editor of Inner Space/Outer Space: The Humanities, Technology and the Postmodern World (1993); his monograph, Technological Musings: Reflections on Technology and Values, is forthcoming.

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