Philosophy: Philosophy of Technology

  • Friendship, Robots, and Social Media: False Friends and Second Selves book cover

    Friendship, Robots, and Social Media

    False Friends and Second Selves, 1st Edition

    By Alexis M. Elder

    Various emerging technologies, from social robotics to social media, appeal to our desire for social interactions, while avoiding some of the risks and costs of face-to-face human interaction. But can they offer us real friendship? In this book, Alexis Elder outlines a theory of friendship drawing…

    Hardback – 2017-12-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Applied Ethics

  • Risk, Technology, and Moral Emotions book cover

    Risk, Technology, and Moral Emotions

    1st Edition

    By Sabine Roeser

    Risks arising from technologies raise important ethical issues. Although technologies such as nanotechnology, biotechnology, ICT, and nuclear energy can improve human well-being, they may also convey risks for our well-being due to, for example, abuse, unintended side-effects, accidents, and…

    Hardback – 2017-09-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

  • Environments of Intelligence: From natural information to artificial interaction book cover

    Environments of Intelligence

    From natural information to artificial interaction, 1st Edition

    By Hajo Greif

    What is the role of the environment, and of the information it provides, in cognition? More specifically, may there be a role for certain artefacts to play in this context? These are questions that motivate "4E" theories of cognition (as being embodied, embedded, extended, enactive). In his take on…

    Hardback – 2017-08-23
    Routledge
    History and Philosophy of Technoscience

  • Spaces for the Future: A Companion to Philosophy of Technology book cover

    Spaces for the Future

    A Companion to Philosophy of Technology, 1st Edition

    Edited by Joseph C. Pitt, Ashley Shew

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-08-02
    Routledge

  • Using Words and Things: Language and Philosophy of Technology book cover

    Using Words and Things

    Language and Philosophy of Technology, 1st Edition

    By Mark Coeckelbergh

    This book offers a systematic framework for thinking about the relationship between language and technology and an argument for interweaving thinking about technology with thinking about language. The main claim of philosophy of technology—that technologies are not mere tools and artefacts not mere…

    Hardback – 2017-06-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • The Ethics of Climate Engineering: Solar Radiation Management and Non-Ideal Justice book cover

    The Ethics of Climate Engineering

    Solar Radiation Management and Non-Ideal Justice, 1st Edition

    By Toby Svoboda

    This book analyzes major ethical issues surrounding the use of climate engineering, particularly solar radiation management (SRM) techniques, which have the potential to reduce some risks of anthropogenic climate change but also carry their own risks of harm and injustice. The book argues that we…

    Hardback – 2017-06-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Applied Ethics

  • A History of Technoscience: Erasing the Boundaries between Science and Technology book cover

    A History of Technoscience

    Erasing the Boundaries between Science and Technology, 1st Edition

    By David F. Channell

    Are science and technology independent of one another? Is technology dependent upon science, and if so, how is it dependent? Is science dependent upon technology, and if so how is it dependent? Or, are science and technology becoming so interdependent that the line dividing them has become totally…

    Hardback – 2017-05-30
    Routledge
    History and Philosophy of Technoscience

  • Being Human: Between Animals and Technology  book cover

    Being Human

    Between Animals and Technology , 1st Edition

    Edited by Ron Broglio, Frederick Young

    Technology and animals often serve as the boundaries by which we define the human. In this issue contributors explore these categories as necessary supplements or as porous membranes which disturb the scaffolding of how the human is constructed. A lingering question throughout is whether we have…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge

  • Ernst Jünger’s Philosophy of Technology: Heidegger and the Poetics of the Anthropocene book cover

    Ernst Jünger’s Philosophy of Technology

    Heidegger and the Poetics of the Anthropocene, 1st Edition

    By Vincent Blok

    This book examines the work of Ernst Jünger and its effect on the development of Martin Heidegger’s influential philosophy of technology. Vincent Blok offers a unique treatment of Jünger’s philosophy and his conception of the age of technology, in which both world and man appear in terms of their…

    Hardback – 2017-04-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Philosophy

  • Imagined Futures in Science, Technology and Society book cover

    Imagined Futures in Science, Technology and Society

    1st Edition

    Edited by Gert Verschraegen, Frédéric Vandermoere, Luc Braeckmans, Barbara Segaert

    Imagining, forecasting and predicting the future is an inextricable and increasingly important part of the present. States, organizations and individuals almost continuously have to make decisions about future actions, financial investments or technological innovation, without much knowledge of…

    Hardback – 2017-04-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

  • Eschatology and the Technological Future book cover

    Eschatology and the Technological Future

    1st Edition

    By Michael S. Burdett

    The rapid advancement of technology has led to an explosion of speculative theories about what the future of humankind may look like. These "technological futurisms" have arisen from significant advances in the fields of nanotechnology, biotechnology and information technology and are drawing…

    Paperback – 2017-03-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Research Objects in their Technological Setting book cover

    Research Objects in their Technological Setting

    1st Edition

    Edited by Bernadette Bensaude Vincent, Sacha Loeve, Alfred Nordmann, Astrid Schwarz

    What kind of stuff is the world made of? What is the nature or substance of things? These are ontological questions, and they are usually answered with respect to the objects of science. The objects of technoscience tell a different story that concerns the power, promise and potential of things –…

    Hardback – 2017-03-03
    Routledge
    History and Philosophy of Technoscience

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