American Philosophy of Technology: The Empirical Turn

Hans Achterhuis

The six American philosophers of technology whose work is profiled in this clear and concise introduction to the field--Albert Borgmann, Hubert Dreyfus, Andrew Feenberg, Donna Haraway, Don Ihde, and Langdon Winner--are shown to represent a new, empirical direction in the philosophical study of technology that has developed mainly in North America.

In place of the grand philosophical schemes of the classical generation of European philosophers of technology (including Martin Heidgger, Jacques Ellul, and Hans Jonas), the contemporary American generation addresses concrete technological practices, and the co- evolution of technology and society in modern culture.

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American Philosophy of Technology: The Empirical Turn

American Philosophy of Technology: The Empirical Turn

Hans Achterhuis

 

2001, Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253214492
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