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New Directions in the Philosophy of Technology

  • Joseph C. Pitt

Part of the Philosophy and Technology book series (PHTE, volume 11)

About this book

Introduction

In this collection we finally find the philosophy of technology, a young and rapidly developing area of scholarly interest, making contact with history of science and technology, and mainstream epistemological and metaphysical issues. The sophistication of these papers indicates the maturity of the field as it moves away from the advocacy of anti-technology ideological posturing toward a deeper understanding of the options and restraints technological developments provide.
The papers presented here take us over a threshold into the real world of complicated social and technological interactions where science and art are shown to be integral to our understanding of technological change, and technological innovations are seen as configuring our knowledge of the world and opening up new possibilities for human development. With its rich historical base, this volume will be of interest to all students concerned about the interactions among technology, society, and philosophy.

Keywords

development history philosophy of technology science technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Joseph C. Pitt
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyVirginia Polytechnic InstituteBlacksburgUSA
  2. 2.Department of PhilosophyState UniversityBlacksburgUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-8418-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4603-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-8418-0
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