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Description - Technology and Values by Craig Hanks

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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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405149013
ISBN-10: 1405149019
Format: Paperback
(243mm x 171mm x 31mm)
Pages: 560
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Apr-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Craig Hanks

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 The ory (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.