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Feminist Philosophy of Technology

  • Janina Loh
  • Mark Coeckelbergh

Part of the Techno:Phil – Aktuelle Herausforderungen der Technikphilosophie book series (TPAHT, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Technologies: Robots

  3. Technologies: Reproduction and Health Care

  4. Fields: Art and Applied Work

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Michael Ahmadi, Anne Weibert, Victoria Wenzelmann, Tanja Ertl, Dave Randall, Peter Tolmie et al.
      Pages 167-183
  5. Fields: Politics, Society, and the Law

  6. Perspectives: From Ecofeminism to New Materialist Feminism and Critical Posthumanism

About this book


There has been little attention to feminism and gender issues in mainstream philosophy of technology and vice versa. Since the beginning of the so-called »second wave feminism« (in the middle of the 20th century), there has been a growing awareness of the urgency of a critical reflection of technology and science within feminist discourse. But feminist thinkers have not consistently interpreted technology and science as emancipative and liberating for the feminist movement. Because technological development is mostly embedded in social, political, and economic systems that are patriarchally hierarchized, many feminists criticized the structures of dominance, marginalization and oppression inherent in numerous technologies. Therefore, the question of defining and ascribing responsibility in technics and science is essential for this anthology – regarding for instance the technological transformation of labor, the life in the information society, and the relationship between humans and machines.


Feminism Philosophy of Technology Robots Engineering Reproduction Gender

Editors and affiliations

  • Janina Loh
    • 1
  • Mark Coeckelbergh
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für PhilosophieUniversität WienWienAustria
  2. 2.Institut für PhilosophieUniversität WienWienAustria

About the editors

Dr. Janina Loh (née Sombetzki) is university assistant (Post-Doc) in the field of philosophy of technology and media at the University of Vienna.

Prof. Dr. Mark Coeckelbergh is Professor of Philosophy of Media and Technology at the University of Vienna’s Philosophy Department as well as President of the Society for Philosophy and Technology (SPT).

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Feminist Philosophy of Technology
  • Editors Janina Loh
    Mark Coeckelbergh
  • Series Title Techno:Phil – Aktuelle Herausforderungen der Technikphilosophie
  • Series Abbreviated Title Techno:Phil – Aktuelle Herausforderungen der Technikphilosophie
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart
  • eBook Packages J.B. Metzler Humanities (German Language)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-476-04966-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-476-04967-4
  • Series ISSN 2524-5902
  • Series E-ISSN 2524-5910
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 298
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Philosophy of Technology
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