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    Technological Mediation and Power: Postphenomenology, Critical Theory, and Autonomist Marxism.Mithun Bantwal Rao, Joost Jongerden, Pieter Lemmens & Guido Ruivenkamp - 2015 - Philosophy and Technology 28 (3):449-474.
    This article focuses on the power of technological mediation from the point of view of autonomist Marxism. The first part of the article discusses the theories developed on technological mediation in postphenomenology and critical theory of technology with regard to their respective power perspectives and ways of coping with relations of power embedded in technical artifacts and systems. Rather than focusing on the clashes between the hermeneutic postphenomenological approach and the dialectics of critical theory, it is argued that in both (...)
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    The Epigenetic Turn: Some Notes About the Epistemological Change of Perspective in Biosciences.Guido Nicolosi & Guido Ruivenkamp - 2012 - Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 15 (3):309-319.
    This article compares two different bodies of theories concerning the role of the genome in life processes. The first group of theories can be indicated as referring to the gene-centric paradigm. Dominated by an informational myth and a mechanistic Cartesian body/mind and form/substance dualism, this considers the genome as an ensemble of discrete units of information governing human body and behavior, and remains hegemonic in life sciences and in the public imagination. The second body of theories employs the principle of (...)
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    Towards a Philosophy of Energy.Robert-Jan Geerts, Bart Gremmen, Josette Jacobs & Guido Ruivenkamp - 2014 - Scientiae Studia 12 (SPE):105-127.
    Transition to a sustainable energy regime is one of the key global societal challenges for the coming decades. Many technological innovations are in the pipeline, but an uncritical appraisal of anything and everything called green innovation lacks methods for testing both the necessity and the sufficiency of these developments. We propose to develop a philosophy of energy to fill this lacuna. Its task is to explore and clarify the space in which the so-called energy transition is taking place. This article (...)
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    Re-Skilling the Social Practices: Open Source and Life–Towards a Commons-Based Peer Production in Agro-Biotechnology?Guido Nicolosi & Guido Ruivenkamp - 2013 - Science and Engineering Ethics 19 (3):1181-1200.
    Inspired by the thinking of authors such as Andrew Feenberg, Tim Ingold and Richard Sennett, this article sets forth substantial criticism of the ‘social uprooting of technology’ paradigm, which deterministically considers modern technology an autonomous entity, independent and indifferent to the social world (practices, skills, experiences, cultures, etc.). In particular, the authors’ focus on demonstrating that the philosophy,methodology and experience linked to open source technological development represent an emblematic case of re-encapsulation of the technical code within social relations (reskilling practices). (...)
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    Tailor-Made Biotechnologies: Possibilities for Farmer-Centered Development. [REVIEW]Guido Ruivenkamp - 1993 - Agriculture and Human Values 10 (2):26-30.
    Each technology—and also biotechnology—relates to and is developed within a certain context. Besides a technical dimension (the techniques) biotechnology also contains asocial dimension, such as the social relations that reflect themselves in the technology-development, and the aims for which the technology is used.The Center for Agriculture and Biotechnology (CAB), the research department of the Western Farming and Horticultural Organization, is attempting to relate the socio-economic contents of biotechnological developments more to the interests of farmers and sustainable farming styles.
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