Philosophical Impacts on Technology

  • P. Kampits
  • E. Vogt
Conference paper
Part of the Schriftenreihe der Wissenschaftlichen Landesakademie für Niederösterreich book series (AKADNIEDERÖSTER)


In the following three postmodern positions are invoked to highlight and examine some of the structurally new features of the contemporary social space: Jean Baudrillard’s theory of simulacra and simulation, Michel Foucault’s concept of panoptical discourse and Jacques Derrida’s strategy of deconstruction.


Referential Dimension Metaphysical Thinking Command Model Telephone Bill Computer Writing 
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  1. Baudrillard, J. (1983). Simulations. Semiotext(e ), New York.Google Scholar
  2. Derrida, J. (1976). On Grammatology. John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore. Derrida, J. (1978). Writing and Difference. Routledge and Kegan Paul, London. Foucault, M. ( 1977 ). Disciplin and Punish. Pantheon, New York.Google Scholar
  3. The possible connection of Foucault’s discourse with the new technologies was first outlined by Poster, M. (1985). Foucault, Marxism, and History. Blackwell, New York.Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Kampits
    • 1
  • E. Vogt
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria

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