Doing Philosophy of Technology

Essays in a Pragmatist Spirit

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ISBN: 978-94-007-0819-8 (Print) 978-94-007-0820-4 (Online)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii

  2. Society,Ethics and Values

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      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-10

      Human Beings as Technological Artifacts

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      Pages 11-21

      Technology and the Objectivity of Values

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      Pages 23-38

      Anticipating the Unknown

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      Pages 39-42

      Don’t Talk to Me

  3. Methodological Issues

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 43-43

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      Pages 45-53

      Against the Perennial

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      Pages 55-71

      Philosophical Methodology, Technologies, and the Transformation of Knowledge

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      Pages 73-83

      Working the Natural/Artificial Distinction

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      Pages 85-94

      Discovery, Telescopes, and Progress

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      Pages 95-102

      Explaining Change in Science

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      Pages 103-110

      The Dilemma of Case Studies

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      Pages 111-130

      Technological Explanation

  4. Design and Engineering

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 131-131

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      Pages 133-146

      Successful Design in Engineering and Architecture

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      Pages 147-155

      Design Criteria in Architecture

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      Pages 157-163

      Philosophy, Engineering, and the Sciences

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      Pages 165-174

      What Engineers Know

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      Pages 175-186

      Design Mistakes

  5. Nano

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 187-187

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      Pages 189-197

      The Epistemology of the Very Small

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      Pages 199-206

      When Is an Image Not an Image?

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      Pages 207-214

      Small Talk: Nanotechnology and Metaphor

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 215-220