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French Philosophy of Technology


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Chapter 1 Introduction by the editors.- Part I Inheriting and negotiating French traditions.- Chapter 2 Philosophy and Technology; Chazal G..- Chapter 3 On the Current Uses of Simondon's Philosophy of Technology; Bontems V..- Chapter 4 Christianity and the Philosophy of Technology in France; Cerezuelle D..- Chapter 5 Technology and the Government of Oneself and Others; Dorrestijn S..- Chapter 6 Leroi-Gourhan : Technical Trends and Human Cognition; Lenay C..- Chapter 7 Rise of the Machines: Challenging Comte's Legacy with Mechanology, Cybernetics, and the Heuristic Values of Technology; Le Roux R..- Chapter 8 Toward an Ecology of Technology; Petit V..- Chapter 9 Lyotard and the Technoscience; Sebbah F.-D.- Part II Revisiting anthropological categories .- Chapter 10 Technology and Nature; Larrere C. et R..- Chapter 11 Toward an Object-Oriented Philosophy of Technology; Guchet X..- Chapter 12 General Organology: Artefacts and Life; Hoquet T..- Chapter 13 Of Times and Things. Technology and Durability; Bensaude-Vincent B..- Part III Ethics, aesthetics and technological design.- Chapter 14 Ethics of Technology in France; Goffi J.-Y..- Chapter 15 Wisdom in the Technosphere; Puech M..- Chapter 16 Design as Opening Technology. Perspectives on "Design" in France (1951-1984); Beaubois V. et Petit V..- Chapter 17 Design and Aesthetics in Nanotechnology; Loeve S..- Chapter 18 Ontophany Theory: Historical Phenomenology of Technology and Digital Age; Vial S..- Chapter 19 Game Studies: a French Approach; Triclot M.

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Sacha Loeve is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University Lyon 3 Jean Moulin, where he teaches philosophy and history of science and technology. His main research interests are the philosophy of contemporary technoscientific objects (with various fieldwork studies on nanotechnology, synthetic biology, pharmacology, and carbon), the history of technology as a mode of knowledge, the philosophy of Gilbert Simondon, and the role of humanities in engineering and technology.Xavier Guchet is Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Technology at the University of Technology Compiegne. As a researcher, he is interested in bridging epistemological and ethical issues related to converging technology (nanobiotechnology) and personalized genomic medicine. He wrote four books on evolutionary approaches to technology (2005), on French philosopher of technology Gilbert Simondon (2010) on nanotechnology (2014), and on personalized medicine (2016).
Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and History of Science at the university Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne. Her research interests span from the philosophy of chemical technologies to nano and biotechnologies. She has extensively published on materials, technoscience and synthetic biology.

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