Living in a Technological Culture
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Living in a Technological Culture by Mary Tiles
Book DescriptionTechnology is no longer confined to the laboratory but has become an established part of our daily lives. Its sophistication offers us power beyond our human capacity which can either dazzle or threaten; it depends who is in control. Living in a Technological Culture challenges traditionally held assumptions about the relationship between 'man-and-machine'. It argues that contemporary science does not shape technology but is shaped by it. Neither discipline exists in a moral vacuum, both are determined by politics rather than scientific inquiry. By questioning our existing uses of technology, this book opens up wider debate on the shape of things to come and whether we should be trying to change them now. As an introduction to the philosophy of technology this will be valuable to students, but will be equally engaging for the general reader.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415071017
(216mm x 140mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 16-Nov-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Mary Tiles
Mathematics and the Image of Reason, Paperback (August 2014)
A thorough account of the philosophy of mathematics. In a cogent account the author argues against the view that mathematics is solely logic.
Philosophy of Set Theory, Paperback (September 2004)
Beginning with perspectives on the finite universe and classes and Aristotelian logic, the author examines permutations, combinations, and infinite cardinalities; numbering the continuum; Cantor's transfinite paradise; axiomatic set theory, and more.
Living in a Technological Culture, Hardback (November 1995)
Challenging traditionally held assumptions about the relationship between "man and machine" this book opens up wider debate on the shape of things to come and whether we should be trying to change them now.
Bachelard: Science and Objectivity, Paperback (December 1984)» View all books by Mary Tiles
This is the first critically evaluative study of Gaston Bachelard's philosophy of science.
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