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  1. 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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    Nature and Technology in Modern Childbirth: A Phenomenological Interpretation.Dana S. Belu - 2012 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 16 (1):3-15.
    This paper provides a phenomenological interpretation of technological and natural childbirth. By using Heidegger’s ontology of technology to think about childbirth I argue that these two types of contemporary childbirth present us with a false dilemma as both reflect the same norms Heidegger associates with modernity, namely order, control, and efficiency. The paper briefly explains Heidegger’s concept of the enframing as the essence of the technological age whilefocusing on how it helps us to avoid falling into a technophilic or technophobic (...)
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    Introduction.Dana S. Belu, Sylvia Burrow & Elizabeth Soliday - 2012 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 16 (1):1-2.
    Following decades of maltreatment of women in obstetric care, professional respect for maternal autonomy in obstetric decision making and care have become codified in global and national professional ethical guidelines. Yet, using the example of birth after cesarean, identifiable threats to maternal autonomy in obstetrics continue. This paper focuses on how current scientific knowledge and obstetric practice patterns factor into restricted maternal autonomy as evidenced in three representative maternal accounts obtained prior and subsequent to birth after cesarean. Short- and long-term (...)
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    Nature and Technology in Modern Childbirth: A Phenomenological Interpretation.Dana S. Belu - 2012 - Techne 16 (1):3-14.
    Abstract: This paper provides a phenomenological interpretation of technological and natural childbirth. By using Heidegger’s ontology of technology to think about childbirth I argue that these two types of contemporary childbirth present us with a false dilemma as both reflect the same norms Heidegger associates with modernity, namely order, control, and efficiency. The paper briefly explains Heidegger’s concept of the enframing as the essence of the technological age while focusing on how it helps us to avoid falling into a technophilic (...)
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  5. Back to the Phenomenology of Technical Life.Dana S. Belu - forthcoming - Foundations of Science:1-5.
    This essay is a response to Robert Scharff’s “Before Empirical Turns and Transcendental Inquiry: pre-philosophical Considerations”. Scharff digs beneath the empirico-transcendental debate between Ihde and Stiegler in order to critique this debate’s Cartesian presuppositions. He uses the work of Nietzsche and the early Heidegger to further his critique. There is much to like in Scharff’s rich and intricate analytic interpretation but this is also the crux of my critique. The detour into Nietzsche’s and the early Heidegger’s work is ultimately unnecessary. (...)
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    Introduction: Feminism, Autonomy & Reproductive Technology.Dana S. Belu, Sylvia Burrow & Elizabeth Soliday - 2012 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 16 (1):1-2.
    The emergence of new forms of reproductive technology raise an increasingly complex array of social and ethical issues. Nevertheless, this paper focuses on commonplace reproductive technologies used during labor and birth such as ultrasound, fetal monitoring, episiotomy, epidurals, labor induction, amniotomy, and cesarean section. This paper maintains that social pressures increase women’s perceived need to such reproductive technologies and thus undermine women’s capacity to choose an elective cesarean or avoid an emergency cesarean. Routine, normalized use of technology interferes with the (...)
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    Review of Sharin N. Elkholy, Heidegger and a Metaphysics of Feeling[REVIEW]Dana S. Belu - 2009 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2009 (6).
    This is an appreciative five page book review of Elkholy's Heidegger and a Metaphysics of Feeling (2008). It raises a critical question about the difference between Heidegger's account of aletheia and Elkholy's concept of ontological occlusion.
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    Review of The Cosmetic Gaze: Body Modification and the Construction of Beauty, by Bernadette Wegenstein. [REVIEW]Dana S. Belu - 2013 - Essays in Philosophy 14 (1):96-103.
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    "Review of" The Cosmetic Gaze: Body Modification and the Construction of Beauty". [REVIEW]Dana S. Belu - 2013 - Essays in Philosophy 14 (1):11.
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    Taylor Carman, Interpretation, Discourse, and Authenticity in Being and Time.Dana S. Belu - 2004 - Philosophical Inquiry 26 (1-2):99-103.
    This review argues that Carman's book is an excellent source for making sense of Heidegger's early work on interpretation.
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  11. Thinking Technology, Thinking Nature.Dana S. Belu - 2005 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 48 (6):572 – 591.
    This article is an appreciative essay review of Andrew Feenberg's Heidegger and Marcuse: The Catastrophe and Redemption of History (2005).
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