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The critical theory of technology
Feenberg discusses the possibility of a radical reform of industrial society. He challenges the assumption that modern society, with its emphasis on technological reasoning, has condemned its membersExpand
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Transforming Technology: A Critical Theory Revisited
Thoroughly revised, this new edition of Critical Theory of Technology rethinks the relationships between technology, rationality, and democracy, arguing that the degradation of labor-as well as ofExpand
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Alternative Modernity: The Technical Turn in Philosophy and Social Theory
In this new collection of essays, Andrew Feenberg argues that conflicts over the design and organization of the technical systems that structure our society shape deep choices for the future. AExpand
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Critical Theory of Technology: An Overview
Critical theory of technology combines insights from philosophy of technology and constructivist technology studies. A framework is proposed for analyzing technologies and technological systems atExpand
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SUBVERSIVE RATIONALIZATION: TECHNOLOGY, POWER AND DEMOCRACY 1
This paper argues, against technological and economic determinism, that the dominant model of industrial society is politically contingent. The idea that technical decisions are significantlyExpand
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Distance Learning: Promise or Threat?
Once the stepchild of the academy, distance learning is finally taken seriously. But not in precisely the way early innovators like myself had hoped. It is not faculty who are in the forefront of theExpand
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What Is Philosophy of Technology
In this chapter I attempt to answer the question posed in the title from two standpoints, first historically and then in terms of contemporary options in the field, the various different theoriesExpand
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Philosophy of technology
Before I begin, I would like to situate the field for you briefly. You may already have some familiarity with philosophy of science as this is one of the most prestigious fields of philosophy. It isExpand
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Marcuse or Habermas: Two critiques of technology 1
The debate between Marcuse and Habermas over technology marked a significant turning point in the history of the Frankfurt School. After the 1960s Habermas's influence grew as Marcuse's declined andExpand
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Involving the Virtual Subject
As users of computer networks have become more active in producing their own electronic records, in the form of transcripts of onlinediscussions, ethicists have attempted to interpret this newExpand
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