Inside the Politics of Technology
Agency and Normativity in the Co-Production of Technology and Society

Hans Harbers (Ed.)

Though the old saying claims that man is the measure of all things, the authors of Inside the Politics of Technology argue that the distinction implied between autonomous humans and neutral instruments of technology is an illusion. On the contrary, the technologies humans create simultaneously shape humans themselves.

By means of case studies of technologies as diverse as video cameras, electric cars, pregnancy tests, and genetic screenings, this volume considers the implications of this "co-production" of technology and society for our philosophical and political ideas. Are only humans endowed with social, political, and moral agency, or does our technology share those qualities? And if so, how should we understandˇor practiceˇa politics of technology?

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Inside the Politics of Technology

Inside the Politics of Technology
Agency and Normativity in the Co-Production of Technology and Society

Hans Harbers (Ed.)

 

2005, Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9789053567562
304 pagina's, Paperback