Philosophy: Philosophy of Technology

  • Moral Responsibility and the Problem of Many Hands book cover

    Moral Responsibility and the Problem of Many Hands

    1st Edition

    By Ibo van de Poel, Lambèr Royakkers, Sjoerd D. Zwart

    When many people are involved in an activity, it is often difficult, if not impossible, to pinpoint who is morally responsible for what, a phenomenon known as the ‘problem of many hands.’ This term is increasingly used to describe problems with attributing individual responsibility in collective…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

  • Environmental Skill: Motivation, Knowledge, and the Possibility of a Non-Romantic Environmental Ethics book cover

    Environmental Skill

    Motivation, Knowledge, and the Possibility of a Non-Romantic Environmental Ethics, 1st Edition

    By Mark Coeckelbergh

    Today it is widely recognized that we face urgent and serious environmental problems and we know much about them, yet we do very little. What explains this lack of motivation and change? Why is it so hard to change our lives? This book addresses this question by means of a philosophical inquiry…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

  • Realist Responses to Post-Human Society: Ex Machina book cover

    Realist Responses to Post-Human Society: Ex Machina

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ismael Al-Amoudi, Jamie Morgan

    This volume is the first of a trilogy which investigates, from a broadly realist perspective, the place, and challenges, of the human in contemporary social orders. The authors, all members of the Centre for Social Ontology, ask what is specific about humanity’s nature and worth, and what are their…

    Hardback – 2018-08-02
    Routledge
    The Future of the Human

  • Surveillance, Privacy and Public Space book cover

    Surveillance, Privacy and Public Space

    1st Edition

    Edited by Bryce Clayton Newell, Tjerk Timan, Bert-Jaap Koops

    Today, public space has become a fruitful venue for surveillance of many kinds. Emerging surveillance technologies used by governments, corporations, and even individual members of the public are reshaping the very nature of physical public space. Especially in urban environments, the ability of…

    Hardback – 2018-07-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Surveillance

  • Ethics for Robots: How to Design a Moral Algorithm book cover

    Ethics for Robots

    How to Design a Moral Algorithm, 1st Edition

    By Derek Leben

    Ethics for Robots describes and defends a method for designing and evaluating ethics algorithms for autonomous machines, such as self-driving cars and search and rescue drones. Derek Leben argues that such algorithms should be evaluated by how effectively they accomplish the problem of cooperation…

    Paperback – 2018-07-18
    Routledge

  • Visual Representations in Science: Concept and Epistemology book cover

    Visual Representations in Science

    Concept and Epistemology, 1st Edition

    By Nicola Mößner

    Visual representations (photographs, diagrams, etc.) play crucial roles in scientific processes. They help, for example, to communicate research results and hypotheses to scientific peers as well as to the lay audience. In genuine research activities they are used as evidence or as surrogates for…

    Hardback – 2018-05-23
    Routledge
    History and Philosophy of Technoscience

  • Against Nature: The Metaphysics of Information Systems book cover

    Against Nature

    The Metaphysics of Information Systems, 1st Edition

    By David Kreps

    This book questions the nature of the business and social information systems so ubiquitous in contemporary life. Linking positivism, individualism, and market-fundamentalist economics at the root of these systems, it critiques the philosophical ground of this triumvirate as fundamentally against…

    Hardback – 2018-05-18
    Routledge

  • The Question of Artificial Intelligence: Philosophical and Sociological Perspectives book cover

    The Question of Artificial Intelligence

    Philosophical and Sociological Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Brian P. Bloomfield

    Originally published in 1987 when Artificial Intelligence (AI) was one of the most hotly debated subjects of the moment; there was widespread feeling that it was a field whose ‘time had come’, that intelligent machines lay ‘just around the corner’. Moreover, with the onset of the revolution in…

    Hardback – 2018-05-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Artificial Intelligence

  • Poetry and the Anthropocene: Ecology, biology and technology in contemporary British and Irish poetry book cover

    Poetry and the Anthropocene

    Ecology, biology and technology in contemporary British and Irish poetry, 1st Edition

    By Sam Solnick

    This book asks what it means to write poetry in and about the Anthropocene, the name given to a geological epoch where humans have a global ecological impact. Combining critical approaches such as ecocriticism and posthumanism with close reading and archival research, it argues that the…

    Paperback – 2018-04-25
    Routledge

  • Resisting Biopolitics: Philosophical, Political, and Performative Strategies book cover

    Resisting Biopolitics

    Philosophical, Political, and Performative Strategies, 1st Edition

    Edited by S.E. Wilmer, Audronė Žukauskaitė

    The topic of biopolitics is a timely one, and it has become increasingly important for scholars to reconsider how life is objectified, mobilized, and otherwise bound up in politics. This cutting-edge volume discusses the philosophical, social, and political notions of biopolitics, as well as the…

    Paperback – 2018-03-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Becoming-Social in a Networked Age book cover

    Becoming-Social in a Networked Age

    1st Edition

    By Neal Thomas

    This book examines the semiotic effects of protocols and algorithms at work in popular social media systems, bridging philosophical conversations in human-computer interaction (HCI) and information systems (IS) design with contemporary work in critical media, technology and software studies. Where…

    Hardback – 2018-01-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

  • The Ethics of Ordinary Technology book cover

    The Ethics of Ordinary Technology

    1st Edition

    By Michel Puech

    Technology is even more than our world, our form of life, our civilization. Technology interacts with the world to change it. Philosophers need to seriously address the fluidity of a smartphone interface, the efficiency of a Dyson vacuum cleaner, or the familiar noise of an antique vacuum cleaner.…

    Paperback – 2018-01-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

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