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    A Competent Guide to The Ethics of Humans and Robots. [REVIEW]Simon N. Balle - 2021 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 25 (1):184-190.
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  2. What Is Innovation?Vincent Blok - 2021 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 25 (1):72-96.
    In this article, I reflect on the nature of innovation to lay the groundwork for a philosophy of innovation. First, I contrast the contemporary techno-economic paradigm of innovation with the work of Joseph Schumpeter. It becomes clear that Schumpeter’s work provides good reasons to question the techno-economic paradigm of innovation. Second, I contrast ‘innovation’ with ‘technology’ and identify five differences between the two concepts. Third, I reflect on the process-outcome dimension and the ontic-ontological dimension of innovation to develop four characteristics (...)
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    The Sacrality of Things.Levi Checketts - 2021 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 25 (1):130-152.
    : Mitcham, Borgmann, and others argue the character of technology is at odds with the character of Christian life. This paper challenges that claim in two moves. First, I examine ways Christian theology has been formed by Roman crucifixion, the printing press, and transoceanic navigation; Christology, biblical studies, and missiology are critically dependent upon technologies that facilitated the death of Jesus, the spread of Protestant literature, and the migration of missionaries. Second, I contend that these technologies shed light on a (...)
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    Urban Infrastructure and the Problem of Moral Praise.Shane Epting - 2021 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 25 (1):112-129.
    Most components of urban infrastructure remain hidden. Due to this condition, we do not think about them in a way that pays attention to the full scope of moral possibilities. For instance, when such topics are forced from the periphery of our thinking to the forefront of our minds, it is usually in terms of figuring out who to blame when they fail to function properly. In turn, one could argue that we only care to talk about an action’s moral (...)
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    The Darwin Is in the Details.Michael Gurvitch - 2021 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 25 (1):26-71.
    Electronics can be defined as electromagnetic technology dealing with information, and meta-electronics as a field encompassing all the synergistic technologies in which electronics plays a dominant role. Examining the broad field corresponding to this definition we realize that its history starts some seventy years earlier than the customarily accepted birth of electronics, and, what is more significant, that electronics undergoes a true evolution. This new evolution creates rich, diverse structures similar to those created by the biological evolution. Like biology, electronics (...)
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    Big Brother Goes to School.Ryan Jenkins, Zachary I. Rentz & Keith Abney - 2021 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 25 (1):162-183.
    Few sectors are more affected by COVID-19 than higher education. There is growing recognition that reopening the densely populated communities of higher education will require surveillance technologies, but many of these technologies pose threats to the privacy of the very students, faculty, and staff they are meant to protect. The authors have a history of working with our institution’s governing bodies to provide ethical guidance on the use of technologies, especially including those with significant implications for privacy. Here, we draw (...)
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  7. Cultures of Number.Thomas Lee - 2021 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 25 (1):97-111.
    This article argues humanities scholarship is often dismissive of the quantitative, and that there is scope for worthwhile interdisciplinary research into the way everyday life is given tone and texture by experiences and cultures of number. Following the work of Mary Poovey and Steven Connor, it challenges the view, particularly influential in the humanities, that number and associated ideas to do with data, objectivity, mathematics, and the rational, are parasitic upon life. In contrast to this view, this article suggests that (...)
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  8. Representation’s Essence. [REVIEW]Sasha Niehorster-Cook - 2021 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 25 (1):191-194.
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    Is There a Digital World?Luca M. Possati - 2021 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 25 (1):1-25.
    This article discusses the relation between software and human experience. I argue that software-based experiences are based on a radical discrepancy between the code and “lived experience.” This break is different than the so-called “opacity” of technology. I start analyzing a case study: the video game Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Video games are one of the most profound digital experiences humans can have. When I play a video game I do not see the code. However, the code is the source of (...)
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    The Zoom-Bie Student and the Lecturer.Galit Wellner - 2021 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 25 (1):153-161.
    As part of the Special Section: Technology & Pandemic, this article exam­ines the experience of teaching and learning via Zoom. I examine how technologies mediate the learning process with the postphenomenological notions of embodiment and hermeneutic relations. This section serves as a basis for understanding the trans­formation of that process into online learning. The next section is named “the Zoom-bie”—a combination of the words Zoom and zombie. The figure of the Zoom-bie provides me a way to critically review the new (...)
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