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Questioning Technology - Andrew Feenberg

Questioning Technology

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Published: 25th February 1999
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Modern industrial society is an experiment with a brief past and an uncertain future. In less than two centuries, technology has transformed the globe and given the human race the power to realize its highest ideals or destroy itself. "Questioning Technology" offers the recognition of the democratic significance of public intervention into technical life
We see that the rise and advance of information technology accounts for technologies ultimately crucial social and political position. If we continue to see technical and social domains as being separate, then we are essentially avoiding and denying an integral part of our existence, and our place in a democratic society. "Questioning Technology" convinces us that it is vital that we learn more about technology the better to live with it and manage it.

"Andrew Feenberg's Questioning Technology" is a cutting edge philosophy of technology which provocatively argues for the democratization of technology and subjecting technology to democratic debate and reconstruction. One of the most important books on technology in the "present era ." -Douglas Kellner, UCLA "Quite simply one of the best books in the field of philosophy of technology ." -Andrew Light, SUNY-Binghampton "Andrew Feenberg identifies social choices within the essence of technology, thus opening up paths to democratization ." -Les Levidow, Managing Editor, "Science as Culture "Feenberg excels at unpacking the various technological approaches to manipulating the world that come to be misleading described in the singluar as 'technology'." -M. Carleton Simpson, Wilfrid Laurier University

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Preface
Technology, Philosophy, Politicsp. 1
The Politicizing of Technologyp. 19
Technocracy and Rebellion: The May Events of 1968p. 21
Environmentalism and the Politics of Technologyp. 45
Democratic Rationalizationp. 73
The Limits of Technical Rationalityp. 75
The Problem of Agencyp. 101
Democratizing Technologyp. 131
Technology and Modernityp. 149
Critical Theories of Technologyp. 151
Technology and Meaningp. 183
Impure Reasonp. 201
Referencesp. 227
Indexp. 237
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ISBN: 9780415197557
ISBN-10: 0415197554
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 25th February 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.62 x 13.87  x 1.98
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1