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A Companion to the Philosophy of Technology

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Notes on Contributors xi Introduction 1 Part I History of Technology 5 1 History of Technology 7 Thomas J. Misa 2 Definitions of Technology 18 Richard Li-Hua 3 Western Technology 23 Keld Nielsen 4 Chinese Technology 28 Francesca Bray 5 Islamic Technology 32 Thomas F. Glick 6 Japanese Technology 37 David Wittner 7 Technology and War 43 Bart Hacker Part II Technology and Science 49 8 Technology and Science 51 Don Ihde 9 Science and Technology: Positivism and Critique 61 Hans Radder 10 Engineering Science 66 Louis L. Bucciarelli 11 Technological Knowledge 70 Anthonie W. M. Meijers and Marc J. de Vries 12 The Interplay between Science and Technology 75 Bart Gremmen 13 Instruments in Science and Technology 78 Mieke Boon 14 Social Construction of Science 84 Harry Collins 15 Social Construction of Technology 88 Wiebe E. Bijker 16 Theory Change and Instrumentation 95 Joseph C. Pitt 17 Biology and Technology 99 Keekok Lee 18 Nuclear Technologies 104 William J. Nuttall 19 Engineering Design 112 Peter Kroes 20 Cybernetics 118 Andrew Pickering 21 Chemistry and Technology 123 Helge S. Kragh Part III Technology and Philosophy 129 22 Introduction: Philosophy and Technology 131 Val Dusek 23 Semiotics of Technology 141 Robert E. Innis 24 Critical Theory of Technology 146 Andrew Feenberg 25 Cyborgs 154 Evan Selinger 26 Simulation 157 Evan Selinger 27 Technology as ?Applied Science? 160 Robert C. Scharff 28 Technological Artifacts 165 Peter-Paul Verbeek and Pieter E. Vermaas 29 Technical Practice 172 Bart Gremmen 30 Technological Pragmatism 175 Larry Hickman 31 Hermeneutics and Technologies 180 Don Ihde 32 Analytic Philosophy of Technology 184 Maarten Franssen 33 Technological Rationality 189 Lorenzo C. Simpson 34 Phenomenology and Technology 195 Iain Thomson 35 Expertise 202 Evan Selinger 36 Imaging Technologies 205 Don Ihde 37 The Critique of the Precautionary Principle and the Possibility for an ?Enlightened Doomsaying? 210 Jean-Pierre Dupuy 38 Technology and Metaphysics 214 Jean-Pierre Dupuy 39 Large Technical Systems 218 Erik van der Vleuten 40 Sociotechnical Systems 223 Maarten Franssen and Peter Kroes 41 Information Technology 227 Luciano Floridi Part IV Technology and Environment 233 42 Technology and Environment 235 Mary Tiles 43 The Precautionary Principle 248 Andy Stirling 44 Boundary-work, Pluralism and the Environment 263 Jozef Keulartz 45 Global Warming 270 Sir John Houghton 46 The Reinvention of CO2 as Refrigerant for Both Heating and Cooling 276 Jan Hurlen 47 Environmental Science and Technology 280 Mary Tiles 48 Agriculture and Technology 285 John R. Porter and Jesper Rasmussen 49 The Built Environment 289 Christian Illies Part V Technology and Politics 295 50 Technology and Politics 297 Evan Selinger 51 The Idea of Progress 303 Daniel Sarewitz 52 Technology and Power 308 Daniel Sarewitz 53 Technology and Culture 311 Lucien Scubla 54 Technology Management 316 Richard Li-Hua 55 Technology Strategy 321 Richard Li-Hua 56 Technology and Globalization 325 David M. Kaplan 57 Technology Transfer 329 Evan Selinger 58 Technology and Capitalism 333 David M. Kaplan 59 The Politics of Gender and Technology 338 Elisabeth K. Kelan 60 European Politics, Economy and Technology 342 Erik Jones 61 Asian Politics, Economy and Technology 347 Keekok Lee 62 US Politics, Economy and Technology 353 David M. Hart 63 Energy, Technology and Geopolitics 359 John R. Fanchi Part VI Technology and Ethics 365 64 Technology and Ethics: Overview 367 Carl Mitcham and Katinka Waelbers 65 Agriculture Ethics 384 David M. Kaplan 66 Architecture Ethics 387 Warwick A. Fox 67 Biomedical Engineering Ethics 392 Philip Brey 68 Bioethics 397 Paul B. Thomson 69 Biotechnology: Plants and Animals 402 Bart Gremmen 70 Computer Ethics 406 Philip Brey 71 Consumerism 412 Edward J. Woodhouse 72 Development Ethics 416 Thomas Kesselring 73 Energy Ethics 422 Kirsten Halsnaes 74 Engineering Ethics 426 Christelle Didier 75 Environmental Ethics 433 Thomas Sobirk Petersen 76 Food Ethics 439 David M. Kaplan 77 Future Generations 442 Jesper Ryberg 78 Genethics 445 Nils Holtug 79 Technology and the Law 449 Richard Susskind 80 Media Ethics 452 Deni Elliott 81 Medical Ethics 455 Soren Holm 82 Nanoethics 459 John Weckert 83 Nuclear Ethics 462 Koos van der Bruggen 84 Religion and Technology 466 Carl Mitcham 85 Technology and Personal Moral Responsibility 474 Jesper Ryberg 86 Value-sensitive Design 477 Jeroen van der Hoven and Noemi Manders-Huits Part VII Technology and the Future 481 87 Technology, Prosperity and Risk 483 Sven Ove Hansson 88 World Risk Society 495 Ulrich Beck 89 Risk Analysis 500 Sven Ove Hansson 90 Prosperity and the Future of Technology 502 William Sims Bainbridge 91 Converging Technologies 508 William Sims Bainbridge 92 Nanotechnology 511 Alfred Nordmann 93 Energy Forecast Technologies 517 John R. Fanchi 94 Biotechnology 523 Jennifer Kuzma 95 Transportation 532 Jonathan L. Gifford 96 Global Challenges 538 Jennifer Kuzma 97 Chemicals 546 Bruce E. Johansen 98 The Future of Humanity 551 Nick Bostrom Index 558

About the Author

Jan Kyrre Berg Olsen has a Ph.D. in Science Studies andteaches Theory of Science at the Faculty of Public Health,University of Copenhagen. He is the editor of various publications,including a Danish anthology on the concept of time in science and Philosophy of Technology: 5 Questions (2007). Stig Andur Pedersen is Professor of Philosophy of Scienceat Roskilde University. He has published numerous papers on topicssuch as mathematical logic, mathematical modeling in biology,foundational studies of mathematics and physics, and philosophy ofmedicine and engineering. He is also the co-author of Philosophyof Medicine (1990) and has co-edited several volumes. Vincent F. Hendricks holds two doctoral degrees inphilosophy, is Professor of Formal Philosophy at RoskildeUniversity, and the winner of the Danish Elite Research Prize 2008.His work has been influential on modern mathematical andphilosophical logic and concentrates primarily on bringingmainstream and formal approaches to epistemology together. He isthe author of numerous texts and papers in this field.

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