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    Thing-Transcendentality: Navigating the Interval of “technology” and “Technology”.Yoni Van Den Eede - 2022 - Foundations of Science 27 (1):225-243.
    The empirical-transcendental debate in philosophy of technology, as debates go, took a turn toward the counterposing of the two perspectives, ‘empirical’-pragmatic-pragmatist versus ‘transcendental’-critical. Postphenomenology aligns itself with the former standpoint, and it is in this spirit that commentators have criticized it for its too-instrumentalist stance and lack of overarching, i.e., transcendental orientation. But the positions may have become too starkly delineated in order for the debate to reach any breakthrough: a seemingly unbridgeable gap yawns between the stances of ‘technology with (...)
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    The Art of Living with Technology: Turning Over Philosophy of Technology’s Empirical Turn.Yoni Van Den Eede, Gert Goeminne & Marc Van den Bossche - 2017 - Foundations of Science 22 (2):235-246.
    In this article we seek to lay bare a couple of potential conceptual and methodological issues that, we believe, are implicitly present in contemporary philosophy of technology. At stake are the sustained pertinence of and need for coping strategies as to ‘how to live with technology ’ notwithstanding PhilTech’s advancement in its non-essentialist analysis of ‘technology’ as such; the issue of whether ‘living with technology’ is a technological affair or not ; and the tightly related question concerning the status of (...)
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    Rethinking Technology in the Anthropocene: Guest Editors’ Introduction.Pieter Lemmens & Yoni Van Den Eede - 2021 - Foundations of Science 27 (1):95-105.
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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 - Lanham: 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 beauty of detours: a Batesonian philosophy of technology.Yoni van den Eede - 2019 - Albany: SUNY Press.
    Laying the groundwork -- Bateson and technology -- The art of living with technology.
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    The Purpose of Theory.Yoni Van Den Eede - 2020 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 24 (1-2):114-137.
    This paper zooms in on a recent development in the discussion between postphenomenology and critical constructivism: the attempt at working out a political philosophy in the framework of postphenomenology, specifically Peter-Paul Verbeek’s. Verbeek contrasts mediation theory to critical theory, arguing that critical theorists only “talk”; they don’t “do.” While the latter reproach postphenomenology/mediation theory for its lack of politics, Verbeek actually poses that “real” politics cannot be done by critical theorists—indeed exactly because of their not doing, that is, doing in (...)
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    Postphenomenology and Media: Essays on Human–Media–World Relations.Yoni Van Den Eede, Stacey O'Neal Irwin & Galit Wellner (eds.) - 2017 - Lexington Books.
    Postphenomenology and Media: Essays on Human–Media–World Relations explores our contemporary media landscape from the unique perspective of postphenomenology. This volume for the first time puts the central concepts of postphenomenology to work for the specific analysis of new, digital media—thus delivering a wholly innovative take on their study.
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    Book Symposium on Homo sapiens Technologicus: Philosophie de la Technologie Contemporaine, Philosophie de la Sagesse Contemporaine: By Michel Puech Editions Le Pommier, 2008.Gert Goeminne, Tamar Sharon, Yoni Van Den Eede, Bregham Dalgliesh & Michel Puech - 2014 - Philosophy and Technology 27 (4):581-608.
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    Of Humans & Cyborgs, Caterpillars & Butterflies.Yoni Van Den Eede - 2012 - Foundations of Science 17 (4):401-405.
    In response to Peter–Paul Verbeek’s and Paul Levinson’s reviews of my article ‘In Between Us,’ I comment on four criticisms. Firstly, my approach of ‘mediation as such’ does not endorse the view of mediation as secondary to mediata (i.e., entities), but does not exclude it either. Secondly, my concepts of “transparency of use” and of “context” are to be seen as philosophical ‘tools’ and not as mutually exclusive states. Thirdly, I agree with Levinson that technologies do indeed remediate, and mostly (...)
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    Design, Mediation, and the Posthuman.Kristie S. Fleckenstein, Brendan Keogh, Jonathan Rey Lee, Matthew A. Levy, Emily McArthur, Josh Mehler, Nicole M. Merola, Anthony Miccoli, Elise Takehana, John Tinnell & Yoni Van Den Eede (eds.) - 2014 - Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books.
    Weiss, Propen, and Reid gather a diverse group of scholars to analyze the growing obsolescence of the human-object dichotomy in today's world. In doing so, Design, Mediation, and the Posthuman brings together diverse disciplines to foster a dialog on significant technological issues pertinent to philosophy, rhetoric, aesthetics, and science.
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    Beyond the Concrete: Toward an Art of Living with Abstract Conditions.Yoni Van Den Eede - 2017 - Foundations of Science 22 (2):451-454.
    Responding to the commentaries by Corey Anton and Ian Angus, I outline anew, and so seek to further clarify, the starting points of and motivations behind my reflection about the concrete-abstract distinction and the ways in which this plays out in technology use, seen from an epistemological standpoint. My eventual purpose is to begin to develop, on the basis of the conceptual exercise, guidelines for an emancipatory ‘art of living with technology,’ that circles around the attempt to think beyond the (...)
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    Collecting Our Lives Online.Yoni Van Den Eede - 2010 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 14 (2):103-123.
    As we become more and more involved with digital technologies on a daily basis, we are in need of a model to make sense of what we do with and “in” them. Here we analyze the use of digital media by way of a collecting paradigm, since our online activities – centered on selecting, accumulating, organizing, and showing – strongly resemble the practice of collectors. In the first part of the paper, we outline the main traits of collecting practices, and (...)
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    Collecting Our Lives Online.Yoni Van Den Eede - 2010 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 14 (2):103-123.
    As we become more and more involved with digital technologies on a daily basis, we are in need of a model to make sense of what we do with and “in” them. Here we analyze the use of digital media by way of a collecting paradigm, since our online activities – centered on selecting, accumulating, organizing, and showing – strongly resemble the practice of collectors. In the first part of the paper, we outline the main traits of collecting practices, and (...)
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    Concrete/abstract: Sketches for a Self-Reflexive Epistemology of Technology Use.Yoni Van Den Eede - 2017 - Foundations of Science 22 (2):433-442.
    This essay takes an epistemological perspective on the question of the ‘art of living with technology.’ Such an approach is needed as our everyday notion and understanding of technology keep being framed in the old categories of instrumentalism and essentialism—notwithstanding philosophy of technology’s substantial attempts, in recent times, to bridge the stark dichotomy between those two viewpoints. Here, the persistent dichotomous thinking still characterizing our everyday involvement with technology is traced back to the epistemological distinction between ‘concrete’ and ‘abstract.’ Those (...)
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  15. De maakbare moraal: visies op ethiek en humanisme.Yoni van den Eede & Karl Verstrynge (eds.) - 2019 - Brussel: VUB Press.
    Het ethos waarin de mens leeft en handelt is in verandering zolang de mens leeft en handelt. In De maakbare moraal reflecteren verschillende filosofen over de antwoorden die het moderne en hedendaagse denken kunnen bieden op vragen die net door dat veranderend ethos tot stand worden gebracht. De idee dat moraal 'maakbaar' zou zijn houdt meteen ook een kritisch standpunt in: wat precies is er in onze morele omgang met elkaar dat beheersbaar, expliciteerbaar, voorstelbaar... zou kunnen zijn? De maakbare moraal (...)
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    Exploring in Between Small and Big: On Algorithmic Mediation, the Importance of Relation, and the Terms of Debate.Yoni Van Den Eede - 2022 - Foundations of Science 27 (4):1301-1305.
    In this contribution I reply to Heather Wiltse and Róisín Lally’s commentaries. Both stress the importance of not only looking at gaps, but also accounting for relation and connection—an endeavor which was less visible in my original piece but which I wholly support, and on which I elaborate more here, making use of the example of ‘algorithmic mediation.’ In the process, I attempt to clear up some possible misunderstandings with regard to my initial formulations, as concerns object-oriented ontology’s stance on (...)
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    Guest Editor's Introduction.Yoni Van Den Eede - 2013 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 17 (1):1-6.
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    On the (In)compatibility of Driving and Phoning.Yoni Van Den Eede - 2014 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 18 (1-2):74-83.
    In this paper I comment on the arguments put forth by Robert Rosenberger and Galit Wellner on the issue of using a mobile phone while driving a car, and I do this by way of a detour through the work of Kevin Kelly and Marshall McLuhan. While Rosenberger and Wellner focus first and foremost on the possibilities and impossibilities within the human organism, I seek to add to the debate the however experimental standpoint of the technologies “themselves.”.
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    On the compatibility of Driving and Phoning.Yoni Van Den Eede - 2014 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 18 (1/2):74-83.
    In this paper I comment on the arguments put forth by Robert Rosenberger and Galit Wellner on the issue of using a mobile phone while driving a car, and I do this by way of a detour through the work of Kevin Kelly and Marshall McLuhan. While Rosenberger and Wellner focus first and foremost on the possibilities and impossibilities within the human organism, I seek to add to the debate the however experimental standpoint of the technologies “themselves.”.
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    The Mailman Problem.Yoni Van Den Eede - 2013 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 17 (1):144-162.
    Critical theory of technology (CTT) and postphenomenology (PostPhen) complement each other finely. Yet whereas CTT runs the risk of negating the interwovenness of humans and technology, a problem partly resolved by PostPhen, PostPhen itself threatens to neglect its very own base, i.e., the condition of technology and society being first and foremost human endeavors. This paper suggests not to decry these two approaches but to add a third component in order to compensate for their deficiencies. That third partner consists of (...)
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    The Role of Experience in the Critical Theory of Technology.Yoni Van Den Eede - 2013 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 17 (1):47-71.
    Andrew Feenberg’s critical theory of technology features a sophisticated analysis of the ways by which social forces influence processes of technological design, production and use. While Feenberg is foremostly read as a critical theorist, this essay argues that his call to democratize technology stands on distinct phenomenological grounds. This is based on the way he illustrates the role of experience in subtending potentials for the progressive transformation of the sociotechnical sphere. Against this background, this essay identifies an important shift in (...)
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    The (Im)Possible Grasp of Networked Realities: Disclosing Gregory Bateson’s Work for the Study of Technology.Yoni Van Den Eede - 2016 - Human Studies 39 (4):601-620.
    In a world that is becoming more ‘networked’ than ever, especially on the personal-everyday level—with for example digital media pervading our lives and the Internet of Things now being on the rise—we need to increasingly account for ‘networked realities’. But are we as human beings actually well-equipped enough, epistemologically speaking, to do so? Multiple approaches within the philosophy of technology suggest our usage of technologies to be in the first instance oriented towards efficiency and the achievement of goals. We thereby (...)
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    Variations upon Ihde’s Husserl’s Missing Technologies.Yoni Van Den Eede - 2016 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 20 (2):105-111.
    In his new book, Husserl’s Missing Technologies, Don Ihde provides yet another, and highly enriching, iteration of postphenomenology. My comments here concern a couple of observations that he makes along the way with regard to the “scientific” status of philosophy and the question of whether philosophies, like technologies, have “use-lifes.” These remarks actually pierce through to the core of the postphenomenological theoretical corpus. In particular, there are consequences for the concept of multistability that need to be discussed: Are some stabilities (...)
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    Variations upon Ihde’s Husserl’s Missing Technologies.Yoni Van Den Eede - 2016 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 20 (2):105-111.
    In his new book, Husserl’s Missing Technologies, Don Ihde provides yet another, and highly enriching, iteration of postphenomenology. My comments here concern a couple of observations that he makes along the way with regard to the “scientific” status of philosophy and the question of whether philosophies, like technologies, have “use-lifes.” These remarks actually pierce through to the core of the postphenomenological theoretical corpus. In particular, there are consequences for the concept of multistability that need to be discussed: Are some stabilities (...)
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    Who’s in the Place of Power? A de Certeauan Account of User Practice on the Web.Yoni Van Den Eede - 2012 - Empedocles: European Journal for the Philosophy of Communication 4 (1):29-45.
    Is the World Wide Web (WWW) the true Citizens’ Medium? This issue has been ardently debated in recent years: some herald the WWW as an emancipating technological tool, others claim it to be just another ploy of capitalism. As empirical proof corroborating both sides proliferates, the correct answer must probably be situated somewhere at the intersection. Of this heterogenic ‘middle’ field the work of Michel de Certeau helps us to make sense. We take three de Certeauan concepts, sketched out as (...)
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  26. In Between Us: On the Transparency and Opacity of Technological Mediation. [REVIEW]Yoni Van Den Eede - 2011 - Foundations of Science 16 (2-3):139-159.
    In recent years several approaches—philosophical, sociological, psychological—have been developed to come to grips with our profoundly technologically mediated world. However, notwithstanding the vast merit of each, they illuminate only certain aspects of technological mediation. This paper is a preliminary attempt at a philosophical reflection on technological mediation as such—deploying the concepts of ‘transparency’ and ‘opacity’ as heuristic instruments. Hence, we locate a ‘theory of transparency’ within several theoretical frameworks—respectively classic phenomenology, media theory, Actor Network Theory, postphenomenology, several ethnographical, psychological, and (...)
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    Where Is the Human? Beyond the Enhancement Debate. [REVIEW]Yoni Van Den Eede - 2015 - Science, Technology, and Human Values 40 (1):149-162.
    Diverging definitions of what the human being is or should be polarize the ongoing debate about human enhancement between so-called bioconservatives and transhumanists. This essay seeks to review some of the central issues at stake in this discussion and in a wider sense within current, mostly philosophically oriented approaches that endeavor to understand “human being” or “human nature” in relation to technology. It does so specifically on the basis of a discussion of two recent works that thoroughly grapple with these (...)
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    Book Symposium on Homo sapiens Technologicus: Philosophie de la Technologie Contemporaine, Philosophie de la Sagesse Contemporaine.Gert Goeminne, Tamar Sharon, Yoni Van Den Eede, Bregham Dalgliesh & Michel Puech (eds.) - 2013 - Philosophy and Technology, Springer.
    Experimentation in Technological Wisdom: Can the Political be Kept off the Practice Ground?Gert GoeminneCentre Leo Apostel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, BelgiumCentre for Sustainable Development, Ghent University, Belgiume-mail: [email protected] Welcome VoiceI met Michel Puech for the first time in 2008 at a workshop entitled ‘Artificial Environments.’ In an interdisciplinary Science and Technology Studies spirit, this 2-day event at Roskilde University gathered philosophers and sociologists of science and technology, as well as architecture theorists. Being rather new to the STS-field at that point, I (...)
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    “Conversation of Mankind” or “idle talk”?: a pragmatist approach to Social Networking Sites. [REVIEW]Yoni Van Den Eede - 2010 - Ethics and Information Technology 12 (2):195-206.
    What do Social Networking Sites (SNS) ‘do to us’: are they a damning threat or an emancipating force? Recent publications on the impact of “Web 2.0” proclaim very opposite evaluative positions. With the aim of finding a middle ground, this paper develops a pragmatist approach to SNS based on the work of Richard Rorty. The argument proceeds in three steps. First, we analyze SNS as conversational practices. Second, we outline, in the form of an imaginary conversation between Rorty and Heidegger, (...)
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