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Philosophy of Technology

Jan Kyrre Berg Olsen Friis, Søren Riis, Evan Selinger and Stig Andur Pedersen

in Philosophy

ISBN: 9780195396577
Published online May 2010 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/obo/9780195396577-0118
Philosophy of Technology

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Philosophy of technology is a rapidly growing branch of philosophy. Many philosophers now regard it as imperative to systematically inquire into the basis and consequences of innovation. This increasing interest in technology is primarily due to the fact that artifacts, techniques, and technical systems have fundamentally changed the lives of human beings, the ways in which politics and science are carried out, and the pervasive ways that we conceptualize our near and long-term futures. Will technologies create a new Leviathan? Will they be able to stabilize and protect our fragile biology? Or, can they propel us ever closer to salvation? And, how do engineers and scientists really work with innovation? These are some of the wide-ranging questions philosophers of technology are dealing with today. Due to the pervasive impact of new technologies, classic philosophical disciplines such as epistemology, ontology, and ethics are in the process of being redefined. Below are some of the main works in philosophy of technology that clarify what technology is and critique some of its consequences.

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Subjects: Philosophy ; Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art ; Epistemology ; Feminist Philosophy ; History of Western Philosophy ; Metaphysics ; Moral Philosophy ; Non-Western Philosophy ; Philosophy of Language ; Philosophy of Law ; Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic ; Philosophy of Mind ; Philosophy of Religion ; Philosophy of Science ; Social and Political Philosophy

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