Democratizing Technology: Andrew Feenberg's Critical Theory - download pdf or read online

By Tyler J. Veak

The first quantity to severely have interaction the paintings of Andrew Feenberg.

Largely due to the net and the recent economic system, know-how has turn into the buzzword of our tradition. yet what's it, and the way does it have an effect on our lives? extra importantly, do we regulate and form it, or does it regulate us? in brief, do we make expertise extra democratic? utilizing the paintings of Andrew Feenberg, probably the most vital and unique figures within the box of philosophy of know-how, as a beginning, the individuals to this quantity discover those vital questions and Feenberg responds.

In the Nineties, Feenberg authored 3 books that confirmed him as one of many best students in a speedily constructing box, and he's one of many few to delineate a thought for democratizing technological layout. He has verified the shortcomings of conventional theories of know-how and argued for what he calls “democratic explanation” the place actors interfere within the technological layout technique to form it towards their very own ends. during this ebook, the members examine foundational matters in Feenberg’s paintings, together with questions of human nature, biotechnology, gender, and his readings of Heidegger, and so they learn sensible concerns, together with democratizing know-how, ethical evaluate, and environmentalism.

Tyler J. Veak is an guideline Librarian at Liberty college. He acquired his Ph.D. in technological know-how and expertise experiences at Virginia Tech.

Show description

Read Online or Download Democratizing Technology: Andrew Feenberg's Critical Theory of Technology PDF

Best history & philosophy on science & nature books

Get Engineering—An Endless Frontier PDF

Genetic engineering, nanotechnology, astrophysics, particle physics: we are living in an engineered international, one the place the differences among technology and engineering, know-how and study, are quick disappearing. This e-book indicates how, on the sunrise of the twenty-first century, the pursuits of ordinary scientists--to detect what used to be now not known--and that of engineers--to create what didn't exist--are present process an unparalleled convergence.

Download e-book for iPad: The Age of Scientific Naturalism: Tyndall and His by Michael S Reidy,Bernard Lightman,Michael S. Reidy

Physicist John Tyndall and his contemporaries have been on the vanguard of constructing the cosmology of clinical naturalism in the course of the Victorian interval. They rejected all yet actual legislation as having any effect at the operations of human lifestyles and the universe. members specialise in the best way Tyndall and his correspondents built their rules via letters, periodicals and medical journals and problem formerly held assumptions approximately who received authority, and the way they attained and defended their place in the clinical group.

Get The Andean Wonder Drug: Cinchona Bark and Imperial Science PDF

Within the eighteenth century, malaria used to be a widely used and lethal sickness, and the one potent remedy used to be present in the Andean forests of Spanish the United States: a medicinal bark harvested from cinchona timber that may later supply upward thrust to the antimalarial drug quinine. In 1751, the Spanish Crown asserted regulate over the creation and distribution of this medicament via setting up a royal reserve of “fever bushes” in Quito.

Gerard de Vries's Bruno Latour (Key Contemporary Thinkers) PDF

Bruno Latour is one of the most vital figures in modern philosophy and social technology. His ethnographic experiences have revolutionized our knowing of parts as varied as technological know-how, legislation, politics and faith. To facilitate a extra sensible knowing of the area, Latour has brought a substantially clean philosophical terminology and a brand new method of social technology, ‘Actor-Network Theory’.

Extra info for Democratizing Technology: Andrew Feenberg's Critical Theory of Technology

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Democratizing Technology: Andrew Feenberg's Critical Theory of Technology by Tyler J. Veak


by Ronald
4.3

Rated 4.21 of 5 – based on 27 votes