"This is a wonderful introduction to the philosophy of technology—and indeed, to the understanding of philosophy itself, as well as to the study of the meaning, purpose, and results of technological changes. Ferré demonstrates that philosophy/technology relationships are constantly changing—and he makes this into a lively field which will continue to stimulate thought."--Melvin Kranzberg, Georgia Institute of Technology
"An able introduction for beginning students who exemplify in the context of their own lives . . . the need for the philosophy of technology. . . . Ferré raises more questions than gives answers, gently but unmistakably prompting both teacher and student to expand the horizon in inquiry into the questions concerning technology."--Contemporary Philosophy
"This book provides reflective background for the informed development of a philosophy of technology education. This in turn can help us move from the technological transformation of education toward the educational transformation of technology."--Journal of Educational Technology
About the Author
Frederick Ferré is Research Professor of Philosophy at the University of Georgia. His many books include Ethics and Environmental Policy: Theory meets Practice (Georgia), which he coedited with Peter Hartel, and Hellfire and Lightning Rods: Liberating Science, Technology, and Religion.