Philosophical Impacts on Technology
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.
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