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    Technology, Personal Information, and Identity.Muriel Leuenberger - 2024 - Techné Research in Philosophy and Technology 28 (1):22-48.
    Novel and emerging technologies can provide users with new kinds and unprecedented amounts of information about themselves, such as autobiographical information, neurodata, health information, or characteristics inferred from online behavior. Technology that provides extensive personal information (PI technology) can impact who we understand ourselves to be, how we constitute ourselves, and indeed who we are. This paper analyzes how PI technology’s external, quantified perspective on us affects identity based on a narrative identity theory. Disclosing the intimate relationship between PI technology (...)
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    The Less Visible Side of Transhumanism Is Dangerously Un-radical.Susan B. Levin - 2024 - Techné Research in Philosophy and Technology 28 (1):99-131.
    According to transhumanists who urge the radical enhancement of human beings, humanity’s top priority should be engineering “posthumans,” whose features would include agelessness. Increasingly, transhumanism is critiqued on foundational grounds rather than based largely on anticipated results of its implementation, such as rising social inequality. This expansion is crucial but insufficient because, despite its radical aim, transhumanism reflects beliefs and attitudes that are evident in the broader culture. With a focus on the yearning to eliminate aging, I consider four of (...)
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    Negotiating Actors.Luca M. Possati - 2024 - Techné Research in Philosophy and Technology 28 (1):1-21.
    This paper intends to address social robotics from the Actor-network theory (ANT) perspective. Starting from the critique of Seibt’s approach and the distinction between anthropomorphing and sociomorphing, the paper proposes a new methodological approach based on ANT and negotiation concepts. This approach allows us to: a) assume a more symmetrical ontology in which robots are considered as social agents, like humans; b) consider all the interactional elements as of equal importance; and c) overcome the dualistic limit that is often imposed (...)
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  4. Mechanical Angels.Alberto Romele - 2024 - Techné Research in Philosophy and Technology 28 (1):132-136.
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    Ernst Cassirer and the Symbolic Mediation of Technological Artefacts.Oliver Alexander Tafdrup - 2024 - Techné Research in Philosophy and Technology 28 (1):49-70.
    The concept of mediation plays a central part in several positions of contemporary philosophy of technology. Especially Don Ihde and Peter-Paul Verbeek have served to establish mediation as one of the core concepts in the postphenomenologically rooted philosophical analysis of human-technology-world relations. While meditation theory provides many important conceptual and empirical contributions to our knowledge of how material artefacts shape our embodied being in the world, too little attention has arguably been given to the development of concepts that enable a (...)
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    Re-embodiments and Mind-Extensions.Cristian C. Vélez - 2024 - Techné Research in Philosophy and Technology 28 (1):71-98.
    Currently, humanity is experiencing an explosive growth in technological objects designed to improve the body and mind. The main objective of this article is to review two recent classificatory and explanatory systems to cognitive enhancement cybernetic technologies, including both wearable and implantable artifacts that reorganize human embodiment or extend the mind. I argue that an outdated model of the cognitive sciences serves as the basis for these revised systems and taxonomies. Taking an embodied approach to the cognitive sciences, I propose (...)
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