Focused on mapping out contemporary and future domains in philosophy of technology, this volume serves as an excellent, forward-looking resource in the field and in cognate areas of study. The 32 chapters, all of them appearing in print here for the first time, were written by both established scholars and fresh voices. They cover topics ranging from data discrimination and engineering design, to art and technology, space junk, and beyond. Spaces for the Future: A Companion to Philosophy of Technology is structured in six parts: (1) Ethical Space and Experience; (2) Political Space and Agency; (3) Virtual Space and Property; (4) Personal Space and Design; (5) Inner Space and Environment; and (6) Outer Space and Imagination. The organization maps out current and emerging spaces of activity in the field and anticipates the big issues that we soon will face.
"This volume not only represents an impressive contribution to the philosophy of technology, but also helps serve to further define this lively field of inquiry. It shows how philosophical questions about technology abound within familiar spheres of human interaction such as art and religion, as well as in new spaces created by technology such as virtual reality. With insightful and accessibly-written essays from a diversity of theoretical perspectives, this work promises to be an excellent resource both for inspiring classroom discussion and for future scholarly research."
--Diane Michelfelder, Macalester College
Table of Contents
Part I: Ethical Space and Experience
Part 2: Political Space and Agency
Part 3: Virtual Space and Property
Part 4: Personal Space and Design
Part 5: Inner Space and Environment
Part 6: Outer Space and Imagination