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An introduction to Philosophy of Technology

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Author: Chen Changshu;
Language: English
Format: 23.6 x 17 x 1.8 cm
Page: 324
Publication Date: 06/2016
ISBN: 9787030490315, 7030490312
Publisher: Science Press
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中国技术哲学学科的确立是在1982年,科学与技术划界思想的明确提出,技术与科学存在本质性差异的确认,奠定了技术哲学学科在中国的独立地位。《技术哲学引论(英文)》以技术哲学中的10个基础问题为起点,响亮地回答了“在技术中是否存在令人信服的哲学问题”。《技术哲学引论(英文)》论述了技术哲学的研究对象、发展历史和基本问题、技术的基本特点、技术与社会的相互关系等。作为中国技术哲学的创始人,《技术哲学引论(英文)》是陈昌曙先生在该领域的重要代表著作。

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《技术哲学引论(英文)》可作为全国高校技术哲学必修课教材和科学技术哲学专业研究生参考用书,对从事技术相关的工作者具有重要参考价值。


 
Table of Contents
Translators' Preface
Preface to the Second Edition
Foreword
1 Technology from the philosophical perspective
1.1 Philosophical issues in technology
1.2 Theory of human reconfiguration of nature
1.3 Philosophy of technology and its neighboring disciplines
2 Birth of philosophy of technology
2.1 Budding thoughts of philosophy of technology
2.2 Modern philosophers' views on technology
2.3 Philosophy of technology in the nineteenth century
2.4 Modern philosophy of technology
3 From undisturbed nature to reconfigured nature
3.1 Differentiation of humanity from nature
3.2 Human reconfiguration of nature
3.3 Characteristics of the reconfigured nature
3.4 Significance of the reconfigured nature
4 Technological fields in human reconfiguration of nature
4.1 Extraction as the basis of human creation of the reconfigured nature
4.2 The leading role of processing in human creation of the reconfigured nature
4.3 Controlin human creation of the reconfigured nature
4.4 Safeguards in the creation of the reconfigured nature
5 Technology and its system
5.1 The issue of defining technology
5.2 Elements of technology
5.3 Systemic structure of technology
5.4 Comments on high technology
6 Process of technological activities
6.1 Origin of technology
6.2 The transition from conceptual technology to realistic technology
6.3 Technology and production
6.4 Technology and engineering
7 Characteristics of technological development
7.1 Self—augmentation of technology
7.2 Compromise and compatibility in technological construction
7.3 Gradual progress and leaping progress in technological upgrading
7.4 Circular rises and falls of technology in its evolution
8 Relationship between technology and science
8.1 Differences between technology and science
8.2 Intermediate links between science and technology
8.3 Interaction between science and technology
8.4 Scientific methods and technological methods
9 Social role of technology
9.1 Comments on technological determirusm
9.2 Technology and economy
9.3 Technology and sociallife
9.4 Technology and politics
9.5 Technology and culture
10 Social constraints on technological development
10.1 Comments on the theory of social constraints on technology
10.2 Role of economy in technology
10.3 National in tervention in technology
10.4 Conceptual culture and technology
10.5 Comments on social technology
11 Enlightenment of technological criticism
11.1 Duality of technology
11.2 Social criticism of technology
11.3 Ecological criticism of technology
12 Technology and human future
12.1 New view of development
12.2 New view of nature
12.3 New view of technology
Postscript
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Dessauer strongly argued for technology, believing that science and technology was the power for man to survive in the world and provided new ways for human survival.His view of technology is deeply affected by Kantianism.He considered that technology was essentially different from industrial manufacturing and products.Instead, it was a kind of creative action.Dessauer advocated that technological inventions derived from the pre—established solutions to technical problems.They were a "collision of understanding" of these predetermined solutions.Technological creation was realistic existence originating from the thought.
In addition, Dessauer made supplement and amendment to Kantian theory.Based on Kant's critique of scientific understanding (Critique of Pure Reason), of ethical behavior (Critique of Practical Reason) and of aesthetics (Critique of Judgment), he added the fourth critique of technological manufacturing, believing that people could establish active contact with "the thing itself' through manufacturing and technical invention.In this point, he can be said to have surpassed Kant.
Philosophy of technology during the period from Kapp to Dessauer displayed obvious features of engineering tradition.It was mainly related to nature, significance and development laws of engineering and technology themselves.Its founders themselves tended to be engineers (such as Engelmeier and Zschmmer), inventors or entrepreneurs (such as Dessauer) or people with practical experience of technology (such as Kapp).
An introduction to Philosophy of Technology
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