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.
Table of Contents
Part I: Ethical Space and Experience
- Anna Lauren Hoffmann, "Data, Technology, and Gender"
- D.E. Wittkower, "Discrimination"
- Monique Wonderly, "Video Games and Ethics"
- Yoni van den Eede and Katleen Gabriels, "Social Networking"
- Don Ihde, "TechnoArt"
- Jessie Mann, "The Philosophy of Art and Technology"
Part 2: Political Space and Agency
- Shannon Vallor, "Robots with Guns"
- Andrew Wells Garnar, "Educational Technology"
- Carl Mitcham, "Religious Transcendence"
- Andrew Feenberg, "Agency and Citizenship in a Technological Society"
- Ashley Shew, "Animals in Philosophy of Technology"
Part 3: Virtual Space and Property
- Evan Selinger and Woodrow Hartzog, "Obscurity and Privacy"
- Gordon Hull, "Copyright between Economic and Cultural Models of Creativity"
- Benjamin Jantzen, "Cyberwarfare"
- Craig Condella and Julie Swierzcek, "The Cloud"
- Deborah Johnson, "Ethical Issues in Big Data"
- Johnny Hartz Søraker, "Virtual Environments"
Part 4: Personal Space and Design
- Robert Rosenberger, "The Organization of User Experience"
- Pieter Vermaas, "Engineering Design"
- Ann Johnson, "Design"
- Albrecht Fritzsche, "Dancing the Device: a translational approach to technology"
- Dana Belu, "On Harnessing Birth in a Technical Age"
- Cyrus Mody, "Moore’s Regula"
Part 5: Inner Space and Environment
- Robert Darrow, "Is Renewable Energy Technology Revolutionary?"
- Tina Sikka, "Geoengineering and Climate Change"
- Adam Briggle, "Fracking"
- Robert-Jan Geerts, "Climate Change and Philosophy of Technology"
Part 6: Outer Space and Imagination
- Rosalyn Berne, "Space Tourism and Science Fiction"
- Zachary Pirtle and David Tomblin, "Well Ordered Engineering: Participatory Technology Assessment at NASA"
- Diana Hoyt, "When Loving Your Planet Isn’t Enough"
- Joseph C. Pitt, "Transcendence in Space"
- Nicholas Rescher, "The Role of Technology in Natural Science"
"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