Karl Marx and the Three Faces of Technological Determinism

@article{Bimber1990KarlMA,
  title={Karl Marx and the Three Faces of Technological Determinism},
  author={Bruce Bimber},
  journal={Social Studies of Science},
  year={1990},
  volume={20},
  pages={333 - 351}
}
  • Bruce Bimber
  • Published 1990
  • Philosophy
  • Social Studies of Science
  • The literature on Marx reveals conflicting claims about the role of technology in social change. Much of the debate is attributable to confusion over what is meant by `technological determinism' (TD). There are several approaches to this concept: `Norm-Based Accounts' interpret TD as a chiefly cultural phenomenon; `Unintended Consequences Accounts' view it in terms of unexpected social outcomes of technological enterprise. Neither of these two approaches make claims which are strictly… CONTINUE READING
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