Living in a Technological Culture: Human Tools and Human Values

Routledge (1995)
Authors
Hans Oberdiek
Swarthmore College
Abstract
Technology is no longer confined to the laboratory but has become an established part of our daily lives. Its sophistication offers us power beyond our human capacity which can either dazzle or threaten; it depends who is in control. _Living in a Technological Culture_ challenges traditionally held assumptions about the relationship between `man-and-machine'. It argues that contemporary science does not shape technology but is shaped by it. Neither discipline exists in a moral vacuum, both are determined by politics rather than scientific inquiry. By questioning our existing uses of technology, this book opens up wider debate on the shape of things to come and whether we should be trying to change them now. As an introduction to the philosophy of technology this will be valuable to students, but will be equally engaging for the general reader
Keywords Technology Philosophy  Technology Social aspects  Science Philosophy  Science Social aspects
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Call number T14.T57 1995
ISBN(s) 9780203980927   9780415071017   9780415071000   0415071003   0415071011
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