A Companion to the Philosophy of Technology

Author: Jan Kyrre Berg Olsen,Stig Andur Pedersen,Vincent F. Hendricks

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118394232

Category: Science

Page: 550

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Drawing on essays from leading international and multi-disciplinary scholars, A Companion to the Philosophy of Technology is the first comprehensive and authoritative reference source to cover the key issues of technology’s impact on society and our lives. Presents the first complete, authoritative reference work in the field Organized thematically for use both as a full introduction to the field or an encyclopedic reference Draws on original essays from leading interdisciplinary scholars Features the most up-to-date and cutting edge research in the interdisciplinary fields of philosophy, technology, and their broader intellectual environments
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Spaces for the Future

A Companion to Philosophy of Technology

Author: Joseph C. Pitt,Ashley Shew

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135007748

Category: Philosophy

Page: 364

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Focused on mapping out contemporary and future domains in philosophy of technology, this volume serves as an excellent, forward-looking resource in the field and in cognate areas of study. The 32 chapters, all of them appearing in print here for the first time, were written by both established scholars and fresh voices. They cover topics ranging from data discrimination and engineering design, to art and technology, space junk, and beyond. Spaces for the Future: A Companion to Philosophy of Technology is structured in six parts: (1) Ethical Space and Experience; (2) Political Space and Agency; (3) Virtual Space and Property; (4) Personal Space and Design; (5) Inner Space and Environment; and (6) Outer Space and Imagination. The organization maps out current and emerging spaces of activity in the field and anticipates the big issues that we soon will face.
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A Companion to the Philosophy of Time

Author: Adrian Bardon,Heather Dyke

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118522052

Category: Philosophy

Page: 600

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A Companion to the Philosophy of Time presents thebroadest treatment of this subject yet; 32 specially commissionedarticles - written by an international line-up of experts –provide an unparalleled reference work for students and specialistsalike in this exciting field. The most comprehensive reference work on the philosophy of timecurrently available The first collection to tackle the historical development ofthe philosophy of time in addition to covering contemporarywork Provides a tripartite approach in its organization, coveringhistory of the philosophy of time, time as a feature of thephysical world, and time as a feature of experience Includes contributions from both distinguished,well-established scholars and rising stars in the field
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A Companion to the Works of Alfred Döblin

Author: David B. Dollenmayer,Roland Albert Dollinger,Wulf Köpke,Heidi Thomann Tewarson

Publisher: Camden House

ISBN: 9781571131249

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 309

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A volume of carefully focused essays illuminating the works of one of the leading 20th-century German writers.
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A Companion to Rawls

Author: Jon Mandle,David A. Reidy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118328418

Category: Philosophy

Page: 600

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Wide ranging and up to date, this is the single mostcomprehensive treatment of the most influential politicalphilosopher of the 20th century, John Rawls. An unprecedented survey that reflects the surge of Rawlsscholarship since his death, and the lively debates that haveemerged from his work Features an outstanding list of contributors, including senioras well as “next generation” Rawls scholars Provides careful, textually informed exegesis andwell-developed critical commentary across all areas of his work,including non-Rawlsian perspectives Includes discussion of new material, covering Rawls’swork from the newly published undergraduate thesis to the finalwritings on public reason and the law of peoples Covers Rawls’s moral and political philosophy, hisdistinctive methodological commitments, and his relationships tothe history of moral and political philosophy and to jurisprudenceand the social sciences Includes discussion of his monumental 1971 book, A Theory ofJustice, which is often credited as having revitalizedpolitical philosophy
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A Companion to David Lewis

Author: Barry Loewer,Jonathan Schaffer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118398610

Category: Philosophy

Page: 592

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In A Companion to David Lewis, Barry Loewer and Jonathan Schaffer bring together top philosophers to explain, discuss, and critically extend Lewis's seminal work in original ways. Students and scholars will discover the underlying themes and complex interconnections woven through the diverse range of his work in metaphysics, philosophy of language, logic, epistemology, philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, ethics, and aesthetics. The first and only comprehensive study of the work of David Lewis, one of the most systematic and influential philosophers of the latter half of the 20th century Contributions shed light on the underlying themes and complex interconnections woven through Lewis's work across his enormous range of influence, including metaphysics, language, logic, epistemology, science, mind, ethics, and aesthetics Outstanding Lewis scholars and leading philosophers working in the fields Lewis influenced explain, discuss, and critically extend Lewis's work in original ways An essential resource for students and researchers across analytic philosophy that covers the major themes of Lewis's work
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Technology and the Philosophy of Religion

Author: David Lewin

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443825328

Category: Philosophy

Page: 250

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The last one hundred years has seen unimaginable technological progress transforming every aspect of human life. Yet we seem unable to shake a profound unease with the direction of modern technology and its ideological siblings, global capitalism and massive consumption. Philosophers such as Marcuse, Borgmann and especially Heidegger, have developed important analyses of technological society, however in this book David Lewin argues that their ideas have remained limited either by their secular context, or by the narrow conception of religion that they do allow. This study guides the reader along the newly formed paths of the philosophy of technology, arguing that where those paths come to an abrupt end, a religious discourse is needed to articulate the ultimate concerns that drive technological action. It calls for a meditation on the central insight of many religious traditions that, in an ultimate sense, we ‘know not what we do.’ To acknowledge that we know not what we do is the first step towards a theology of technology that draws upon insights from the mystical theological tradition, as well as from recent developments in the continental philosophy of religion.
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A Companion to W. V. O. Quine

Author: Gilbert Harman,Ernest Lepore

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118607953

Category: Philosophy

Page: 600

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This Companion brings together a team of leading figures incontemporary philosophy to provide an in-depth exposition andanalysis of Quine’s extensive influence acrossphilosophy’s many subfields, highlighting the breadth of hiswork, and revealing his continued significance today. Provides an in-depth account and analysis of W.V.O.Quine’s contribution to American Philosophy, and his positionas one of the late twentieth-century’s most influentialanalytic philosophers Brings together newly-commissioned essays by leading figureswithin contemporary philosophy Covers Quine’s work across philosophy of logic,philosophy of language, ontology and metaphysics, epistemology, andmore Explores his work in relation to the origins of analyticphilosophy in America, and to the history of philosophy morebroadly Highlights the breadth of Quine’s work across thediscipline, and demonstrates the continuing influence of his workwithin the philosophical community
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A Companion to Buddhist Philosophy

Author: Steven M. Emmanuel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118323882

Category: Philosophy

Page: 760

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A Companion to Buddhist Philosophy is the mostcomprehensive single volume on the subject available; it offers thevery latest scholarship to create a wide-ranging survey of the mostimportant ideas, problems, and debates in the history of Buddhistphilosophy. Encompasses the broadest treatment of Buddhist philosophyavailable, covering social and political thought, meditation,ecology and contemporary issues and applications Each section contains overviews and cutting-edge scholarshipthat expands readers understanding of the breadth and diversity ofBuddhist thought Broad coverage of topics allows flexibility toinstructors in creating a syllabus Essays provide valuable alternative philosophical perspectiveson topics to those available in Western traditions
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