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    Towards reconciliation or mediated non-identity? Feenberg’s aesthetic critique of technology.Graeme Kirkpatrick - 2017 - Thesis Eleven 138 (1):81-98.
    This article interrogates Andrew Feenberg’s thesis that modern technology is in need of ‘re-aestheticization’. The notion that modern technology requires aesthetic critique connects his political analysis of micro-contexts of social shaping to his wider concern with civilization change. The former involves a modified constructionism, in which the motives, values and beliefs of proximal agents are understood in terms of their wider sociological significance. This remedies a widely acknowledged blind-spot of conventional constructionism, enabling Feenberg to identify democratic potential in progressive agency (...)
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    Technology and social power.Graeme Kirkpatrick - 2008 - New York: Palgrave-Macmillan.
    Technology is an increasingly important dimension of social life. This title discusses the impact of technology and science on our lives, exploring how power is demonstrated and reinforced by technological innovation.
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    Evolution or Progress? A (Critical) Defence of Habermas's Theory of Social Development.Graeme Kirkpatrick - 2002 - Thesis Eleven 72 (1):91-112.
    Habermas's theory of social evolution has been subjected to critique by environmentally motivated sociologists. They argue that his decision to recast social theory in terms of an extended, if selective analogy with biology leads him into a set of practical positions that are irreconcilable with Green politics and inconsistent with the goals of traditional critical theory. This article argues that these criticisms are based on an inaccurate assessment of the role of evolutionary concepts in Habermas's thought. By drawing out the (...)
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    Between Art and Gameness: Critical Theory and Computer Game Aesthetics.Graeme Kirkpatrick - 2007 - Thesis Eleven 89 (1):74-93.
    This article argues that the computer game can be a locus of aesthetic form in contemporary culture. The context for understanding this claim is the decline of the artwork as bearer of form in the late 20th century, as this was understood by Adorno. Form is the enigmatic other of instrumental reason that emerges spontaneously in creative works and, in the modern era, is defined as that which makes them captivating and enigmatic yet resistant to analytic understanding. Clarification of the (...)
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    Formal Bias and Normative Critique of Technology Design.Graeme Kirkpatrick - 2013 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 17 (1):25-46.
    Andrew Feenberg’s distinction between formal and substantive bias in the design of technology is interrogated. The two dimensions of his definition—inten­tion and the enhancement of specific social interests—are examined and eight logical possibilities arising from his argument are identified. These possibilities are explored through discussion of examples and it is argued that Feenberg has both: a) not broken sufficiently with substantivist philosophies of technology so that he retains ambivalence on technology’s ‘biased essence,’ and b) illegitimately rejected the idea of a (...)
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    Introduction to the Special Issue on the Philosophy of Computer Games.Patrick John Coppock, Graeme Kirkpatrick, Olli Tapio Leino & Anita Leirfall - 2014 - Philosophy and Technology 27 (2):151-157.
    The seven articles that constitute this special issue illustrate scholarly interactions between philosophy and game studies. The wide range of game types/genres and the multiple philosophical issues concerning them are rich and productive. They indicate well the significant contribution that philosophical approaches can make to further development of scholarly understandings of computer games and gaming. Each article breaks new conceptual ground in ways likely to resonate within the new discipline of computer game studies but also, beyond this, in other disciplinary (...)
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    Andrew Feenberg’s critical theory of technology.Graeme Kirkpatrick - forthcoming - Thesis Eleven:072551361668940.
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    Technical politics: Andrew Feenberg’s critical theory of technology.Graeme Kirkpatrick - 2020 - Manchester University Press.
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    Book review: Deciphering Capital: Marx’s Capital and Its Destiny. [REVIEW]Graeme Kirkpatrick - 2016 - Thesis Eleven 133 (1):130-132.
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    Capitalism With Morality By D. W. Haslett Clarendon Press, Oxford 1994, 280 pp. [REVIEW]Graeme Kirkpatrick - 1996 - Philosophy 71 (276):310-.
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    Book review: Deciphering Capital: Marx’s Capital and Its DestinyCallinicosAlexDeciphering Capital: Marx’s Capital and Its Destiny. [REVIEW]Graeme Kirkpatrick - 2016 - Thesis Eleven 133 (1):130-132.
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    Peter Winch. [REVIEW]Graeme Kirkpatrick - 2000 - The Philosophers' Magazine 11 (11):59-59.
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