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  1. Technosystem: The Social Life of Reason.Andrew Feenberg - unknown
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    Questioning Technology.Andrew Feenberg - 1999 - Routledge.
    In this extraordinary introduction to the study of the philosophy of technology, Andrew Feenberg argues that techonological design is central to the social and political structure of modern societies. Environmentalism, information technology, and medical advances testify to technology's crucial importance. In his lucid and engaging style, Feenberg shows that technology is the medium of daily life. Every major technical changes reverberates at countless levels: economic, political, and cultural. If we continue to see the social and technical domains as being seperate, (...)
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  3. Transforming Technology: A Critical Theory Revisited.Andrew Feenberg - 2002 - Oxford University Press.
    Thoroughly revised, this new edition of Critical Theory of Technology rethinks the relationships between technology, rationality, and democracy, arguing that the degradation of labor--as well as of many environmental, educational, and political systems--is rooted in the social values that preside over technological development. It contains materials on political theory, but the emphasis has shifted to reflect a growing interest in the fields of technology and cultural studies.
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    Between Reason and Experience: Essays in Technology and Modernity.Andrew Feenberg & Michel Callon - 2010 - MIT Press.
    The technologies, markets, and administrations of today's knowledge society are in crisis. We face recurring disasters in every domain: climate change, energy shortages, economic meltdown. The system is broken, despite everything the technocrats claim to know about science, technology, and economics. These problems are exacerbated by the fact that today powerful technologies have unforeseen effects that disrupt everyday life; the new masters of technology are not restrained by the lessons of experience, and accelerate change to the point where society is (...)
  5. Critical Theory of Technology.Andrew Feenberg - 1991 - Oxford University Press.
    Modern technology is more than a neutral tool: it is the framework of our civilization and shapes our way of life. Social critics claim that we must choose between this way of life and human values. Critical Theory of Technology challenges that pessimistic cliche. This pathbreaking book argues that the roots of the degradation of labor, education, and the environment lie not in technology per se but in the cultural values embodied in its design. Rejecting such popular solutions as economic (...)
     
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    Heidegger and Marcuse: The Catastrophe and Redemption of History.Andrew Feenberg - 2004 - Routledge.
    First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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  7. From Critical Theory of Technology to the Rational Critique of Rationality.Andrew Feenberg - 2008 - Social Epistemology 22 (1):5 – 28.
    This paper explores the sense in which modern societies can be said to be rational. Social rationality cannot be understood on the model of an idealized image of scientific method. Neither science nor society conforms to this image. Nevertheless, critique is routinely silenced by neo-liberal and technocratic arguments that appeal to social simulacra of science. This paper develops a critical strategy for addressing the resistance of rationality to rational critique. Romantic rejection of reason has proven less effective than strategies that (...)
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  8. Alternative Modernity: The Technical Turn in Philosophy and Social Theory.Andrew Feenberg - 1995 - University of California Press.
    In this new collection of essays, Andrew Feenberg argues that conflicts over the design and organization of the technical systems that structure our society shape deep choices for the future. A pioneer in the philosophy of technology, Feenberg demonstrates the continuing vitality of the critical theory of the Frankfurt School. He calls into question the anti-technological stance commonly associated with its theoretical legacy and argues that technology contains potentialities that could be developed as the basis for an alternative form of (...)
     
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    Replies.Andrew Feenberg - 2017 - Thesis Eleven 138 (1):99-108.
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    Critical Theory of Technology and STS.Andrew Feenberg - 2017 - Thesis Eleven 138 (1):3-12.
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  11. Between Reason and Experience.Andrew Feenberg - 2007 - Danish Yearbook of Philosophy 42.
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    Peter-Paul Verbeek: Review of What Things Do. [REVIEW]Andrew Feenberg - 2009 - Human Studies 32 (2):225-228.
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    Ten Paradoxes of Technology.Andrew Feenberg - 2010 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 14 (1):3-15.
    Though we may be competent at using many technologies, most of what we think we know about technology in general is false. Our error stems from the everyday conception of things as separate from each other and from us. In reality technologies belong to an interconnected network the nodes of which cannot exist independently qua technologies. What is more we tend to see technologies as quasi-natural objects, but they are just as much social as natural, just as much determined by (...)
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  14. Critical Theory of Technology.Andrew Feenberg - 1993 - Science and Society 57 (4):466-468.
     
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    Book Symposium on The Philosophy of Simondon: Between Technology and Individuation.Marc J. De Vries, Andrew Feenberg, Arne De Boever & Aud Sissel Hoel - 2015 - Philosophy and Technology 28 (2):297-322.
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    Heidegger's Aporetic Ontology of Technology.Dana S. Belu & Andrew Feenberg - 2010 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 53 (1):1-19.
    The aim of this inquiry is to investigate Heidegger's ontology of technology. We will show that this ontology is aporetic. In Heidegger's key technical essays, ?The question concerning technology? and its earlier versions ?Enframing? and ?The danger?, enframing is described as the ontological basis of modern life. But the account of enframing is ambiguous. Sometimes it is described as totally binding and at other times it appears to allow for exceptions. This oscillation between, what we will call total enframing and (...)
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    Postphenomenological Investigations: Essays on Human–Technology Relations.Don Ihde, Lenore Langsdorf, Kirk M. Besmer, Aud Sissel Hoel, Annamaria Carusi, Marie-Christine Nizzi, Fernando Secomandi, Asle Kiran, Yoni Van Den Eede, Frances Bottenberg, Chris Kaposy, Adam Rosenfeld, Jan Kyrre Berg O. Friis, Andrew Feenberg, Diane Michelfelder & Albert Borgmann - 2015 - Lexington Books.
    This book provides an introduction to postphenomenology, an emerging school of thought in the philosophy of technology and science and technology studies, which addresses the relationships users develop with the devices they use.
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    The Online Education Controversy and the Future of the University.Andrew Feenberg - 2017 - Foundations of Science 22 (2):363-371.
    The neo-liberal reform of the university has had a huge impact on higher education and promises still more changes in the future. Many of these changes have had a negative impact on academic careers, values, and the educational experience. Educational technology plays an important role in the defense of neo-liberal reform, less through actual accomplishment than as a rhetorical justification for supposed “progress.” This paper outlines the main claims and consequences of this rhetorical strategy and its actual effects on the (...)
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    Subversive Rationalization: Technology, Power, and Democracy.Andrew Feenberg - 1992 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 35 (3-4):301 – 322.
    This paper argues, against technological and economic determinism, that the dominant model of industrial society is politically contingent. The idea that technical decisions are significantly constrained by ?rationality? ? either technical or economic ? is shown to be groundless. Constructivist and hermeneutic approaches to technology show that modern societies are inherently available for a different type of development in a different cultural framework. It is possible that, in the future, those who today are subordinated to technology's rhythms and demands will (...)
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  20. Heidegger and Marcuse: The Catastrophe and Redemption of History.Andrew Feenberg - 2005 - Human Studies 28 (3):335-352.
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    Review: Peter-Paul Verbeek: Review of "What Things Do". [REVIEW]Andrew Feenberg - 2009 - Human Studies 32 (2):225 - 228.
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  22. Experience and Culture: Nishida's Path "to the Things Themselves".Andrew Feenberg - 1999 - Philosophy East and West 49 (1):28-44.
    The word "experience" refers to at least four different concepts: empirical experience, lived experience, experience as Bildung, and the domain of pure consciousness prior to the division of subject and object. All these concepts of experience are at work in the thought of Nishida Kitarō, where they take on a specific historical and political character in response to the situation of Japan in the world system.
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    Pragmatism and Critical Theory of Technology.Andrew Feenberg - 2003 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 7 (1):29-33.
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    The Ontic and the Ontological in Heidegger's Philosophy of Technology: Response to Thomson.Andrew Feenberg - 2000 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 43 (4):445 – 450.
    Iain Thomson's critique is persuasive on several points but not on the major issue, the relation of the ontological to the ontic in Heidegger's philosophy of technology. This reply attempts to show that these two dimensions of Heidegger's theory are closely related, at least in the technological domain, and not separate, as Thomson affirms. It is argued that Heidegger's evaluations of particular technologies, the flaws of which Thomson concedes, proceed from a flawed ontological conception.
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    Philosophy of Technology.Andrew Feenberg & Jairo Dias Carvalho - 2015 - Revista de Filosofia Aurora 27 (40):411.
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    Alternative Modernity: The Technical Turn in Philosophy and Social Theory.Ashok Malhotra & Andrew Feenberg - 1997 - Philosophy East and West 47 (4):605.
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  27. Thinking About Design.Patrick Feng & Andrew Feenberg - 2008 - In Pieter E. Vermaas, Peter Kroes, Andrew Light & Steven A. Moore (eds.), Philosophy and Design: From Engineering to Architecture. Springer. pp. 105.
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    Fracchia and Burkett on Tailism and the Dialectic.Andrew Feenberg - 2015 - Historical Materialism 23 (2):228-238.
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    Emancipation, Progress, Critique: Debating Amy Allen’s The End of Progress.Albena Azmanova, Martin Saar, Guilel Treiber, Azar Dakwar, Noëlle McAfee, Andrew Feenberg & Amy Allen - 2018 - Contemporary Political Theory 17 (4):511-541.
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    On Being a Human Subject: Interest and Obligation in the Experimental Treatment of Incurable Disease.Andrew Feenberg - 1992 - Philosophical Forum 23 (3):213-230.
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    What I Said and What I Should Have Said: On Critical Theory of Technology.Andrew Feenberg - 2013 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 17 (1):163-178.
    In this reply I address problems identified by my critics in my concept of formal bias, my use of phenomenology, the relation between my work and McLuhan’s media theory, and the relation of science to technology.
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    The Mediation is the Message.Andrew Feenberg - 2013 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 17 (1):7-24.
    Critical theory of technology brings technology studies to bear on the social theory of rationality. This paper discusses this connection through a reconsideration of the contribution of the Frankfurt School to our understanding of what I call the paradox of rationality, the fact that the promise of the Enlightenment has been disappointed as advances in scientific and technical knowledge have led to more and more catastrophic consequences. The challenge for critical theory is to understand this paradox without romantic and anti-modern (...)
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    Technology and the Politics of Knowledge.Andrew Feenberg & Alastair Hannay (eds.) - 1995 - Indiana University Press.
    "This fine collection of essays from a diverse group of authors expounding on a wide variety of subjects presents a generous sampling of the new philosophy of technology." —Choice "... informative, original, and provocative.... Many of the writers are major players in defining the contested political terrain of cultural, science, and technology studies as well as critical theory and Heidegger studies." —Gerald Doppelt.
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  34. Marcuse or Habermas: Two Critiques of Technology.Andrew Feenberg - 1996 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 39 (1):45 – 70.
    The debate between Marcuse and Habermas over technology marked a significant turning point in the history of the Frankfurt School. After the 1960s Habermas's influence grew as Marcuse's declined and Critical Theory adopted a far less Utopian stance. Recently there has been a revival of quite radical technology criticism in the environmental movement and under the influence of Foucault and constructivism. This article takes a new look at the earlier debate from the standpoint of these recent developments. While much of (...)
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    ‘Ed Tech in Reverse’: Information Technologies and the Cognitive Revolution.Norm Friesen & Andrew Feenberg - 2007 - Educational Philosophy and Theory 39 (7):720–736.
    As we rapidly approach the 50th year of the much‐celebrated ‘cognitive revolution’, it is worth reflecting on its widespread impact on individual disciplines and areas of multidisciplinary endeavour. Of specific concern in this paper is the example of the influence of cognitivism's equation of mind and computer in education. Within education, this paper focuses on a particular area of concern to which both mind and computer are simultaneously central: educational technology. It examines the profound and lasting effect of cognitive science (...)
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    The Mediation is the Message: Rationality and Agency in the Critical Theory of Technology.Andrew Feenberg - 2013 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 17 (1):7-24.
    Critical theory of technology brings technology studies to bear on the social theory of rationality. This paper discusses this connection through a reconsideration of the contribution of the Frankfurt School to our understanding of what I call the paradox of rationality, the fact that the promise of the Enlightenment has been disappointed as advances in scientific and technical knowledge have led to more and more catastrophic consequences. The challenge for critical theory is to understand this paradox without romantic and anti-modern (...)
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    Symmetry, Asymmetry, and the Real Possibility of Radical Change: Reply to Kochan.Andrew Feenberg - 2006 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 37 (4):721-727.
    In his critique of my book Heidegger and Marcuse, Jeff Kochan (2006) asserts that I am committed to the possibility of private knowledge, transcendent truths, and individualism. In this reply I argue that he has misinterpreted my analysis of the Challenger disaster and Marcuse’s work. Because I do not dismiss Roger Boisjoly’s doubts about the Challenger launch, Kochan believes that I have abandoned a social concept of knowledge for a reliance on the private knowledge of a single individual. In fact, (...)
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    Active and Passive Bodies.Andrew Feenberg - 2003 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 7 (2):125-130.
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    Review of Moishe Postone, Time, Labor, and Social Domination: A Reinterpretation of Marx's Critical Theory. Cambridge University Press. 424 Pages. ISBN. [REVIEW]Andrew Feenberg - forthcoming - Theory and Society.
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  40. Lukács, Marx, and the Sources of Critical Theory.Andrew Feenberg - 1981 - Oxford University Press.
    This acclaimed book is the first comparative evaluation of two primary sources of the Western Marxist tradition: Marx's Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts and History and Class Consciousness by Georg Luk'acs. Andrew Feenberg offers a new interpretation of the theories of alienation and reification as the basis of a Marxist approach to the cultural contradictions of contemporary society.
     
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    Constructivism and Technology Critique: Replies to Critics.Andrew Feenberg - 2000 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 43 (2):225 – 237.
    1. Thomson's critique: Despite the efforts of his followers to show that Heidegger had a progressive theory of technology, his work is clouded by nostalgia. His positive contribution is a fragmentary opening toward a phenomenology of daily technical practice, which I use to develop de Certeau's distinction between the strategic control of technical systems and their tactical usage by subordinates. Heidegger himself made no such application of his own phenomenological approach. 2. Stump's critique: Can an ontological essentialism and a historically (...)
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  42. The Commoner-Ehrlich Debate: Environmentalism and the Politics of Survival.Andrew Feenberg - 1996 - In David Macauley (ed.), Minding Nature: The Philosophers of Ecology. Guilford Press.
     
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  43. Lukács, Marx and the Sources of Critical Theory.Andrew Feenberg - 1983 - Studies in Soviet Thought 25 (2):134-137.
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    Contents.Andrew Feenberg - 2017 - In Technosystem: The Social Life of Reason. Harvard University Press.
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    5. Reason and Experience in the Age of the Technosystem.Andrew Feenberg - 2017 - In Technosystem: The Social Life of Reason. Harvard University Press. pp. 115-134.
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    4. The Internet in Question.Andrew Feenberg - 2017 - In Technosystem: The Social Life of Reason. Harvard University Press. pp. 89-112.
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    Reply to Dahlstrom and Scharff.Andrew Feenberg - 2006 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 9 (3):81-93.
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    Comments.Andrew Feenberg - 2008 - Social Epistemology 22 (1):119 – 124.
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    Democratizing Technology: Interests, Codes, Rights. [REVIEW]Andrew Feenberg - 2001 - The Journal of Ethics 5 (2):177-195.
    This reply to criticism of Questioning Technology by Gerald Doppeltaddresses differences between political philosophy and philosophy oftechnology. While political philosophers such as Doppelt emphasize procedural aspects of democracy and equal rights, many philosophers of technologyimplicitly assume a substantive criterion of the good centered on thedevelopment of human capacities. Questioning Technology alsoemphasizes the diminishing agency of individuals in technologically advanced societies dominated by large scale organizations and themass media. These themes of social critique complement the main focusof political philosophy. Political philosophy (...)
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    Remembering the May Events.Andrew Feenberg - 1978 - Theory and Society 6 (1):29-53.
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