By (author) Andrew Feenberg
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Questioning Technology by Andrew Feenberg
Book DescriptionIn 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415197557
(216mm x 138mm x 20mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Feb-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Andrew Feenberg
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Between Reason and Experience, Paperback (May 2010)
A leading philosopher of technology calls for the democratic coordination of technical rationality with everyday experience.
Transforming Technology, Hardback (January 2002)
This text re-thinks the relationships between technology, rationality, and democracy, arguing that the degradation of labour - as well as of many environmental, educational, and political systems - is rooted in the social values that preside over technological development.
Alternative Modernity, Paperback (October 1995)» View all books by Andrew Feenberg
A collection of essays that argues that conflicts over the design and organization of the technical systems that structure our society shape deep choices for the future. It demonstrates vitality of the critical theory of the Frankfurt School. It calls into question the anti-technological stance commonly associated with its theoretical legacy.
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