By Tyler J. Veak
Largely due to the web and the recent economic system, expertise has turn into the buzzword of our tradition. yet what's it, and the way does it have an effect on our lives? extra importantly, will we keep watch over and form it, or does it regulate us? briefly, will we make know-how extra democratic? utilizing the paintings of Andrew Feenberg, probably the most vital and unique figures within the box of philosophy of know-how, as a beginning, the participants to this quantity discover those very important questions and Feenberg responds.
In the Nineteen Nineties, Feenberg authored 3 books that demonstrated him as one of many top students in a quickly constructing box, and he's one of many few to delineate a thought for democratizing technological layout. He has tested the shortcomings of conventional theories of know-how and argued for what he calls “democratic clarification” the place actors intrude within the technological layout technique to form it towards their very own ends. during this e-book, the members research foundational matters in Feenberg’s paintings, together with questions of human nature, biotechnology, gender, and his readings of Heidegger, and so they learn useful matters, together with democratizing expertise, ethical overview, and environmentalism.
Tyler J. Veak is an guideline Librarian at Liberty collage. He acquired his Ph.D. in technology and expertise reviews at Virginia Tech.
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