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Being and Value in Technology

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Examines both what technology is and and how we can assess it

  • Rethinks technology from three key philosophical perspectives, namely, ontology, ethics, and aesthetics

  • Seeks to reveal both the nature and the value of technical artifacts

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Table of contents (9 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. Aesthetics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 139-139
    2. Computer Art, Technology, and the Medium

      • Christopher Bartel
      Pages 141-161
    3. Breaking the Fourth Wall in Videogames

      • Nele Van de Mosselaer
      Pages 163-186
    4. Games, Artworks, and Hybrids

      • Manuel García-Carpintero
      Pages 187-217
  3. Back Matter

    Pages 219-220

About this book

Despite numerous publications on the philosophy of technology, little attention has been paid to the relationship between being and value in technology, two aspects which are usually treated separately. This volume addresses this issue by drawing connections between the ontology of technology on the one hand and technology’s ethical and aesthetic significance on the other. 

The book first considers what technology is and what kind of entities it produces. Then it examines the moral implications of technology. Finally, it explores the connections between technology and the arts.

Enrico Terrone is Associate Professor at the University of Genoa, Italy. He works on philosophical issues concerning aesthetics, ontology and technology. His main area of research is philosophy of film. His most recent previous book (co-authored with Luca Bandirali) is Concept TV: An Aesthetics of Television Series (2021).

Vera Tripodi is Assistant Professor at the University of Milan, Italy. She specializes in feminist philosophy and ethics, bioethics, ethics of technology, and social ontology. She is a Founding Member and Vice President of the SWIP ITALIA (The Society for Women in Philosophy – Italy).

Keywords

  • artificial intelligence
  • technical artefacts
  • Cyberspace
  • the internet
  • Carbon footprint
  • Sex-robots
  • artificial womb
  • digital art
  • art and technology

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Antiquity, Philosophy and History, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy

    Enrico Terrone

  • Department of Philosophy, University of Milan, Milan, Italy

    Vera Tripodi

About the editors

Enrico Terrone is Associate Professor at the University of Genoa, Italy. He works on philosophical issues concerning aesthetics, ontology and technology. His main area of research is philosophy of film. His most recent previous book (co-authored with Luca Bandirali) is Concept TV: An Aesthetics of Television Series (2021).

Vera Tripodi is Assistant Professor at the University of Milan, Italy. She specializes in feminist philosophy and ethics, bioethics, ethics of technology, and social ontology. She is a Founding Member and Vice President of the SWIP ITALIA (The Society for Women in Philosophy – Italy).

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 89.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-88793-3
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 119.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)