- Series: Postphenomenology and the Philosophy of Technology
- Hardcover: 282 pages
- Publisher: Lexington Books (May 20, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0739194364
- ISBN-13: 978-0739194362
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.9 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,400,546 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Postphenomenological Investigations: Essays on Human–Technology Relations (Postphenomenology and the Philosophy of Technology)
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This collection provides an excellent overview of current work in one of the most important current approaches to the philosophy of technology. . . .The editors' summaries of the sixteen essays provide the reader with a helpful roadmap of the book's organization and content. . . .This is a well-conceived and articulated book and certainly one that both advances studies in the philosophy of technology and contributes to new ways of thinking about phenomenology. (Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews)
[The book] is well referenced, and key texts are well signposting, meaning that a lateral rather than linear read may be more productive for newcomers to postphenomenology. (Centre for Medical Humanities)
This book is a major contribution to the sparse body of knowledge in the Western philosophical tradition dealing with the foundations of a field of scholarly research. Here the case is so-called postphenomenology, which owes so much to Don Ihde, who provides a brilliant introduction. The two co-editors are equally important, and represent researchers in both the United States and Europe, whose contributions constitute much of the volume. (Paul Durbin, University of Delaware)
This anthology is an absolute must for newcomers as well as those versed in the field and its discussions. The book shows how far the burgeoning field of postphenomenological analysis has come since the broader and largely technology-deterministic approaches made by the phenomenological predecessors, most prominently Martin Heidegger. Both novices and those already acquainted with this philosophical style of analysis get plenty of new food for thought in essays addressing technological agency, speed, ethics, humanoid robots, bodies, science fiction, politics, philosophy of design, and scientific practice, as well as a number of brilliantly executed and informative case studies. (Cathrine Hasse, University of Aarhus)
About the Author
Robert Rosenberger is assistant professor of philosophy at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Peter-Paul Verbeek is professor of philosophy of technology and chair of the Philosophy Department at the University of Twente.
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