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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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    Technosystem: The Social Life of Reason.Andrew Feenberg - 2017 - Harvard University Press.
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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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  4. 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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    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 (...)
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  6. 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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    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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    Critical Theory of Technology and STS.Andrew Feenberg - 2017 - Thesis Eleven 138 (1):3-12.
    The Critical Theory of the early Frankfurt School promised, in Adorno’s words, a ‘rational critique of reason’. Science and Technology Studies can play a role in the renewal of this approach. STS is based on a critique of the very same technocratic and scientistic assumptions against which Critical Theory argues. Its critique of positivism and determinism has political implications. But at its origins STS took what Wiebe Bijker called the ‘detour into the academy’ in order to institutionalize itself as a (...)
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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.
  10. 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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  11. 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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    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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  13. 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. 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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    Peter-Paul Verbeek: Review of What Things Do: The Pennsylvania State University Press, ISBN 0-271-02540-9. [REVIEW]Andrew Feenberg - 2009 - Human Studies 32 (2):225-228.
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  16. Technology, Modernity, and Democracy: Essays by Andrew Feenberg.Eduardo Beira & Andrew Feenberg (eds.) - 2018 - Rowman & Littlefield International.
    This important collection of essays by Andrew Feenberg presents his critical theory of technology, an innovative approach to philosophy and sociology of technology based on a synthesis of ideas drawn from STS and Frankfurt School Critical Theory. The volume includes chapters on citizenship, modernity, and Heidegger and Marcuse.
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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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  18. 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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    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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    Replies: On Democratic Interventions.Andrew Feenberg - 2017 - Thesis Eleven 138 (1):99-108.
    In these replies I address criticism of my work on the grounds that I adopt a ‘humanist’ approach, underestimate the aesthetic potential of contemporary video games, overlook the role of the nation-state in resisting technological imperialism, fail to appreciate the risks of reactionary appropriations of technology, and introduce an extrinsic and dubious aesthetic value into the philosophy of technology. In the course of responding to these criticisms, I reiterate several of the basic claims of critical theory of technology.
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  21. 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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    Review: Peter-Paul Verbeek: Review of "What Things Do". [REVIEW]Andrew Feenberg - 2009 - Human Studies 32 (2):225 - 228.
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  23. 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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    Simondon e o construtivismo: uma contribuição recursiva à teoria da concretização.Andrew Feenberg - 2015 - Scientiae Studia 13 (2):263-281.
    ResumoEste artigo defende que a teoria da concretização de Gilbert Simondon é útil tanto para os estudos sobre ciência e tecnologia quanto para a teoria política. Por "concretização", Simondon compreende o processo de multiplicação de funções propiciadas pelas estruturas de um dispositivo. Ele oferece o exemplo do motor com resfriamento a ar, que combina resfriamento e contenção em uma única estrutura, a caixa do motor. A concretização contrasta com projetos "abstratos", que acrescentam estruturas para cada função, complicando o dispositivo e (...)
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    Book Symposium on The Philosophy of Simondon: Between Technology and Individuation: By Pascal Chabot Bloomsbury Academic, 2013.Marc J. de Vries, Andrew Feenberg, Arne De Boever & Aud Sissel Hoel - 2015 - Philosophy and Technology 28 (2):297-322.
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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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    Marcuse.Andrew Feenberg - 2018 - Radical Philosophy Review 21 (2):271-298.
    Marcuse argues that society must be evaluated in terms of its unrealized potentialities. Potentialities are formulated by the imagination, which has an essential cognitive function in revealing what things might be. Utopian thinking, thinking that transcends the given facts toward their potentialities, is thus rational in Marcuse’s view. His explanation for this claim draws on Hegel, Marx, and phenomenology. With Freud, Marcuse elaborates the historical limits and possibilities of the imagination as an expression of Eros. Utopia is the historical realization (...)
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    Marcuse's Phenomenology: Reading Chapter Six of One‐Dimensional Man[This Artic].Andrew Feenberg - 2013 - Constellations 20 (4):604-614.
  29. 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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  30. The Critical Theory of Technology.Andrew Feenberg - 2010 - In Craig Hanks (ed.), Technology and Values: Essential Readings. Wiley-Blackwell.
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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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    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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    Pragmatism and Critical Theory of Technology.Andrew Feenberg - 2003 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 7 (1):29-33.
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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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    Philosophy of Technology.Andrew Feenberg & Jairo Dias Carvalho - 2015 - Revista de Filosofia Aurora 27 (40):411.
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    Technology and Human Finitude.Andrew Feenberg - 2015 - Revista de Filosofia Aurora 27 (40):245.
    In this text I discuss the fundamental problem of human finitude. This is an issue that comes up in both sources of Western ethical tradition, both the Judaic and the Greek source. The ancient wisdom teaches human finitude and enjoins human beings to avoid hubris, the belief that they are gods. Despite, or rather because of the many advances in technology that have occurred in the past century, we can still draw on this tradition for wisdom. The text is divided (...)
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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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    Fracchia and Burkett on Tailism and the Dialectic.Andrew Feenberg - 2015 - Historical Materialism 23 (2):228-238.
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    Active and Passive Bodies: Comments on Don Ihde's Bodies in Technology.Andrew Feenberg - 2003 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 7 (2):125-130.
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    The Technical Codes of Online Education.Edward Hamilton & Andrew Feenberg - 2005 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 9 (1):97-123.
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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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    Experiential Ontology: The Origins of the Nishida Philosophy in the Doctrine of Pure Experience.Andrew Feenberg & Yoko Arisaka - 1990 - International Philosophical Quarterly 30 (2):173-205.
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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 Technocracy Thesis Revisited: On the Critique of Power.Andrew Feenberg - 1994 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 37 (1):85 – 102.
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    Remembering the May Events.Andrew Feenberg - 1978 - Theory and Society 6 (1):29-53.
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    Comments.Andrew Feenberg - 2008 - Social Epistemology 22 (1):119 – 124.
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    Ciencia, tecnología y democracia: distinciones y conexiones.Andrew Feenberg - 2009 - Scientiae Studia 7 (1):63-81.
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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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    Beyond the Politics of Survival.Andrew Feenberg - 1979 - Theory and Society 7 (3):319-361.
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    Book Review: On Bridging the Gap Between Science and Technology Studies: Sandra Harding’s Is Science Multicultural? [REVIEW]Andrew Feenberg - 1999 - Science, Technology, and Human Values 24 (4):483-494.
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