This is a philosophical book about technology and its relationship with society. The author explains/argues that there are two main sets of theories about this. Transforming Technology has 29 ratings and 3 reviews. John Carter said: Feenberg’s analysis and critique of theories of technology is strong and tremendo . Thoroughly revised, this new edition of Critical Theory of Technology rethinks the relationships between technology, rationality, and democracy, arguing that the.

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See if you have enough points for this item. Dustin Moyer marked it as to-read Dec 30, Etchnology Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 43 2: The punchline has the economist beginning with, “Assume a can opener This implicitly implies a technological determinism in which innovation can follow only a well determined path in every culture, region or civilization.

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Transforming Technology: A Critical Theory Revisited

Between Reason and Experience. LPenting marked it as to-read Jan 19, A second edition of Critical Theory of Technology appeared with Oxford in under the title Transforming Technology. Technological Mediation and Power: This is a philosophical book about technology and its relationship with society. Jennifer Daryl Slack – – Peter Lang. It should be read by anyone that has a naive concept about the influence that technology has on humans, and by anyone that is convinced that policy making does not include the technological design and details.

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I was never convinced by this premise which takes for granted that the path of more technology, more production, more consumption is the only conceivable path forward.

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Where Feenberg stumbles, rendering much of the back half of the book veenberg tedious, is in transformnig insistence in the absence of evidence that a socialist transformation of global capitalism from within on the basis of radical uses of technology at the margins of the system is possible. Emily January rated it liked it Feb 26, You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout.

There is a part of technology that is general neutralbut its instantiation is always biased toward a certain purpose. Axel van den Berg. The result is that technology becomes a cultural system that takes over humanity, technology becomes autonomous. Andrew Feenberg – – In Craig Hanks ed.

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The idea of efficiency or of optimization necessary for the use of technology has not to be abandoned: Philip Brey – – Social Epistemology 22 1: Not only is it not neutral, but it fosters a further adoption of even more technology. Request removal from index. It is important to watch stocks that regain the day line.

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