1st Edition

Questioning Technology

By Andrew Feenberg Copyright 1999
    272 Pages
    by Routledge

    272 Pages
    by Routledge

    In this extraordinary introduction to the study of the philosophy of technology, Andrew Feenberg argues that techonological design is central to the social and political structure of modern societies. Environmentalism, information technology, and medical advances testify to technology's crucial importance.
    In his lucid and engaging style, Feenberg shows that technology is the medium of daily life. Every major technical changes reverberates at countless levels: economic, political, and cultural. If we continue to see the social and technical domains as being seperate, then we are essentially denying an integral part of our existence, and our place in a democratic society.
    Questioning Tecchnology convinces us that it is vital that we learn more about technology the better to live with it and to manage it.

    Chapter 1 Technology, Philosophy, Politics; Part 1 The Politicizing of Technology; Chapter 2 Technocracy and Rebellion: The May Events of 1968; Chapter 3 Environmentalism and the Politics of Technology; Part 2 Democratic Rationalization; Chapter 4 The Limits of Technical Rationality; Chapter 5 The Problem of Agency; Chapter 6 Democratizing Technology; Part 3 Technology and Modernity; Chapter 7 Critical Theories of Technology; Chapter 8 Technology and Meaning; Chapter 9 Impure Reason;

    Biography

    Andrew Feenberg is Professor of Philosophy at San Diego State University. He is the author of Alternative Modernity, Critical Theory of Technology, Luk√°cs, Marx and the Sources of Critical Theory, and co-editor of Technology and the Politics of Knowledge.