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Research in philosophy and technology Vol: 17

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23 Apr 1998
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
410 pages - 156 x 234 x 23mm
Research in Philosophy and Technology


This volume provides an analysis of the relationship between technology, ethics and culture. Topics covered in this title include: environmental ethics and the recovery of culture; media, identity and politics; technological enlightenment as a continuation of modern thinking; and, the rhetoric of eugenics.
Part 1 Twente University Symposium on technology, ethics and culture: introduction - The place on the map, Pieter Tijmes, Peter-Paul Verbeek; The courage to be a Cyborg, Hans J. Achterhuis; Environmental ethics and the recovery of culture, Paul van Dijk; Toward a technological intimacy with things, Petran Kockelkoren; Labour as communication and communication as labour, Doede Nauta, Louk Eduard Fleischhacker; Scarcity, labour and modern technology, Pieter Tijmes. Part 2 Colorado School of Mines Symposium in environmental studies: Preface, Arthur B. Sacks; 'Peasant science' - a new paradigm of sustainable development? David Frossard; Kelly and the Wheelies, Peter Hartley; The evolution of 'wetlands' as regulatory concept, Karen B. Wiley. Part 3 Symposium on Douglas Kellner's media culture: Introduction to the symposium, Eric Higgs; Kellner's reconstruction of critical theory - media culture and culture studies, Raymond A. Morrow; Media, identity and politics, Andrew Light; Media culture, social theory and cultural studies, douglas Kellner. Part 4 Additional theme papers: New assisted-conception technologies - social dimensions and democratic participation, Immaculada de Melo-Martin; Technological enlightenment as a continuation of modern thinking, Gunter Ropohl; religious belief and the influence of technology, William Sweet. Part 5 Reviews - Technology: Technology and postmodernism, Ian Dowbiggin; Technoculture, R. Shannon Duval; Rabinow's PCR story, Robert G. Hudson; Of spokes and social change, Amy Lee Knisley; On the necessity of moral judgements, Agnieszka Lekka-Kowalik; technological controversies, Paul B. thompson; The sublime rhetoric of technology, Pieter Tijmes. Part 6 Reviews - Science: Time remains elusive, Peter Fredericks; How important are individual scientists? Zeno G. Swijtink. Part 7 Reviews - Nature: environmental crisis, historical crisis, and Heidigger's place, Diane Michelfelder; Beyond the wilderness ideal, Roderick Nicholls; With friends like this, wilderness needs no enemies, David Rothenberg. Part 8 Reviews - Medicine: Spinethics - revolution in evolution? Monica Arruda; The rhetoric of Eugenics, Brian Jonathan Garrett; Medical positivism. Mary Ann McClure. Part 9 Reviews - Marx's legacy: Renascent marxism, John P. Burke; approaches to Adorno, Dennis Hudecki.

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