Spanish Philosophy of Technology

Contemporary Work from the Spanish Speaking Community

  • Belén Laspra
  • José Antonio López Cerezo

Part of the Philosophy of Engineering and Technology book series (POET, volume 24)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Ontological and Epistemological Aspects of Technology

  3. Ethical, Political and Regulatory Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. José Luis Luján, Oliver Todt
      Pages 59-72
    3. Esther Ortega Arjonilla, Silvia García Dauder, Nuria Gregori Flor, Eulalia Pérez Sedeño
      Pages 73-86
    4. José Antonio López Cerezo, Belén Laspra
      Pages 87-100
  4. Development and Innovation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Jorge Núñez Jover, Galia Figueroa Alfonso
      Pages 139-150
  5. New Technological Frontiers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Javier Echeverría
      Pages 153-164
    3. José Manuel de Cózar-Escalante, Andrés Manuel Núñez-Castro
      Pages 195-207
  6. Case Studies

About this book


This volume features essays that detail the distinctive ways authors and researchers in Spanish speaking countries express their thoughts on contemporary philosophy of technology. Written in English but fully capturing a Spanish perspective, the essays bring the views and ideas of pioneer authors and many new ones to an international readership.

Coverage explores key topics in the philosophy of technology, the ontological and epistemological aspects of technology, development and innovation, and new technological frontiers like nanotechnology and cloud computing. In addition, the book features case studies on philosophical queries.

Readers will discover such voices as Miguel Ángel Quintanilla and Javier Echeverría, who are main references in the current landscape of philosophy of technology both in Spain and Spanish speaking countries; José Luis Luján, who is a leading Spanish author in research about technological risk; and Emilio Muñoz, former head of the Spanish National Research Council and an authority on Spanish science policy.

The volume also covers thinkers in American Spanish speaking countries, such as León Olivé, an influential researcher in ethical issues; Judith Sutz, who has a very recognized work on social issues concerning innovation; Carlos Osorio, who focuses his work on technological determinism and the social appropriation of technology; and Diego Lawler, an important researcher in the ontological aspects of technology.


Philosophy of technology in Spanish-speaking countries Miguel Ángel Quintanilla Javier Echeverría José Antonio López Cerezo José Ortega y Gasset Ethical issues of philosophy of technology in SS countries Philosophy of Technology in Latin-american countries Spanish Philosophy of Technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Belén Laspra
    • 1
  • José Antonio López Cerezo
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Political StudiesUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  2. 2.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of OviedoOviedoSpain

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