Technology and the Politics of Knowledge

Technology and the Politics of Knowledge

Edited by Andrew Feenberg and Alastair Hannay
Distribution: World
Publication date: 5/1/1995
Format: paper 304 pages
6.125 x 9.25
ISBN: 978-0-253-20940-5
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“This fine collection of essays from a diverse group of authors expounding on a wide variety of subjects presents a generous sampling of the new philosophy of technology.” —Choice

“ . . . informative, original, and provocative. . . . Many of the writers are major players in defining the contested political terrain of cultural, science, and technology studies as well as critical theory and Heidegger studies.” —Gerald Doppelt

Author Bio

ANDREW FEENBERG teaches philosophy at San Diego State University. His books include Lukacs, Marx, and the Sources of Critical Theory and Critical Theory of Technology. ALASTAIR HANNAY is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oslo and author of Mental Images: A Defense and Human Consciousness. He is editor of the journal Inquiry.

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Table of Contents

I. Technology as Ideology

1. Subversive Rationalization: Technology, Power, and Democracy/Andrew Feenberg

2. New Science, New Nature: The Habermas-Marcuse Debate Revisited/Steven Vogel

3. On the Notion of Technology as Ideology/Robert B. Pippin
II. Technology and the Moral Order

4. Citizen Virtues in a Technological Order/Langdon Winner

5. The Moral Significance of the Material Culture/Albert Borgmann
III. The Question of Heidegger

6. Heidegger on Gaining a Free Relation to Technology/Hubert L. Dreyfus

7. Heidegger and the Design of Computer Systems/Terry Winograd

8. Heidegger on Technology and Democracy/Tom Rockmore
IV. Media Theories: The Politics of Seeing

9. Image Technologies and Traditional Culture/Don Ihde

10. Technology and the Civil Epistemology of Drmocracy/Yaron Ezrahi
V. Feminist Perspectives: Knowledge and Bodies

11. Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspective/Donna Haraway

12. Knowledge, Bodies, and Values: Reproductive Technologies and Their Scientific Context/Helen E. Longino
VI. Eccentric Positions

13. Sade, the Mechanization of the Libertine Body, and the Crisis of Reason/Marcel Henaff

14. The Archimedean Point and Eccentricity: Hannah Arendt’s Philosophy of Science and Technology/Pieter Tijmes
VII. The Human and the Non-Human

15. Gilbert Simondon’s Plea for a Philosophy of Technology/Paul Dumouchel

16. A Door Must Either Be Open or Shut: A Little Philosophy of Techniques/Bruno Latour